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Court rejected petition of opening 22 locked doors of Taj Mahal 4.67/5 (3)

The court rejected the petition seeking a fact-finding inquiry into the "history" of the Taj Mahal, and opening of the doors of its 22 locked rooms. According to India Today, the court said the plea to constitute a committee to find out the "real truth" behind Taj Mahal is a "non-justiciable" issue. "For the prayer regarding opening up of the rooms, the historical research ought to involve a proper methodology. This should be left to the historians," the court added. The petition was filed in the Allahabad High Court by BJP leader Rajneesh Singh.

The petitioner's plea wanted the Archaeological Survey of India to form a special committee to examine the locked rooms inside inside the Taj Mahal and release the report to the public.

While the petitioner ( the BJP's media in-charge of Ayodhya Dr Rajneesh Singh ) claimed he wanted the alleged controversy related to the “history of Taj Mahal” to be put to rest, his lawyer Rudra Vikram Singh was put to test.

The hearing opened with the petitioner urging the court to open 22 locked rooms inside the Taj Mahal. "There is a truth that the citizens of the country need to know about the Taj Mahal," Rudra Vikram Singh said.

But when Rajneesh Singh questioned the actual age of the monument, the bench hit back, "You hold that structure is not made by Shah Jahan?"

"Are we here to pronounce any judgement? As to whether who built it or what is the age of Taj Mahal? You need not to take us to historical facts which you believe," the judges said.

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