‘Don’t make mockery of PIL system’: Allahabad HC dismisses plea to open 20 rooms in Taj Mahal

Allahabad HC dismisses plea to open 20 rooms in Taj Mahal: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court dismissed the petition to open 20 rooms built in the basement of the Taj Mahal. The hearing first started at 12 o’clock on Thursday. The High Court has taken a tough stand on the Taj Mahal dispute. During the hearing, the court strongly reprimanded the petitioner.

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday pulled up the petitioner seeking opening of 20 rooms in the Taj Mahal, and asked him not to make “a mockery of the PIL system”. “Go and research. Do M.A. Do PhD.,” a bench comprising Justices DK Upadhyay and Subhash Vidyarthi said, according to Bar & Bench. “Then choose such a topic and if any institute disallows you to research on such a topic. Then come to us.”

Allahabad HC dismisses plea to open 20 rooms in Taj Mahal

When the petitioner insisted on being allowed to go to “those rooms”, the court remarked, “Tomorrow will you come and ask to go to the chambers of Honourable Judges?”

Court said – Who are you, it is not your right
While hearing the petition to open the 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal, the High Court told the petitioner that you are seeking the discovery of facts through a committee, who you are, it is not your right and neither is it under the RTI Act., we do not agree with your contention.

Allahabad HC dismisses plea to open 20 rooms in Taj Mahal

“We find that the petition seeks to study the history of the Taj Mahal under Rule 226. Also, the opening of closed doors inside the Taj Mahal,” the court said. A bench of Justices DK Upadhyay and Subhash Vidyarthi in the Lucknow Bench of the High Court said, “We are of the opinion that the petitioner has sought a decision on a completely non-justiciable issue. These petitions cannot be decided by this court.”

The court said- As far as the demand for opening the rooms of the Taj Mahal is concerned, we believe that the petitioner should do research in this. We cannot accept this writ petition.

BJP leader had filed a petition
Let us tell you that BJP’s Ayodhya media in-charge Dr. Rajneesh Singh had filed a petition in the court on May 7 demanding the opening of 20 of the 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal. They have expressed the possibility of having idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in these rooms. He says that by opening these closed rooms, its secret should be revealed to the world.

On May 7, Ayodhya media in-charge of BJP, Dr. Rajneesh Singh filed a petition in the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.
Petitioner Rajnish Singh had demanded the state government to constitute a committee in this matter. Since then, a new debate has erupted in the country regarding the secrets of the rooms of the Taj Mahal. At the same time, historians say that the Taj Mahal is a world heritage. It should not be given a religious colour.

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