February 29, 2024
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SC expresses concerns over Taj Mahal’s colour change


It is a well known truth that the seventeenth centaury monument Taj Mahal, which is widely considered as the symbol of love, is at the edge of destruction. The prime reasons for this pathetic state of this monument are pollution and improper maintenance.

When a petition pointing out these realities has been submitted before the top court by renowned environmental lawyer M C Mehta, a Supreme Court bench comprised of Judges Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta has expressed their concerns over the pathetic state in which the monument is at this moment.

The petitioner has pointed out that the colour of the monument has changed from white to brown and green.

Acknowledging the seriousness of the issue pointed out by the environmental lawyer, the Supreme Court has asked the government representatives whether the government has adequate technical capability to maintain the monument or not.

The court has critically observed that even though the government has all necessary capabilities to maintain the monument properly, it is not showing any interest in doing so.

Meanwhile, the UP government, under whose territory this monument stands, has asserted that they would take all necessary measures to protest and maintain the old monument.

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Vignesh. S. G

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