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Monumental neglect

DNMUM418062 | 7/13/2018 | Author : Edit | WC :502

The Taj Mahal isn’t the government’s priority

An angry and exasperated Supreme Court has castigated the Centre, the UP government, and other agencies for their inability to restore Taj Mahal, the crowning glory of India. The pristine marble structure continues to lose its original colour despite the apex court’s best intentions. For the last 31 years, the SC has been trying to save the monument by passing a slew of orders to force governments and ASI to take up restoration work on a war-footing. It seems all its efforts have been stonewalled by indifferent authorities. The anguish of the Court was evident when the bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said: “It is sheer apathy. You are absolutely not bothered about it. You can shut down the Taj. You can demolish it
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