We take pride in the history and heritage of Taj Mahal and nobody can deny this fact. The recent controversies revolving around Taj Mahal is more or less a media making rather than a real issue. We Indians cherish the beauty with a memory of the life time. No one can degrade the real beauty and artistic value of this structure of Moghal times. Foreigners flock to this historical monument and it is our pride as a seven wonders of the world. Now, both the Prime Minister and the UP Chief Minister are trying to repair the damages for the insult for the way it was ignored to take place in the booklet of the UP government is now taking place in full swing. The optics of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to the Taj Mahal is important after BJP’s riot-accused legislator Sangeet Som’s comments disparaging the 17th-century marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Leaving world renowned Taj out of brochures is unforgivable. The monument has truly been made with blood and sweat of Indians regardless of which faith they belong. The sole purpose of such ridiculous statements appears to be racism and divide and rule politics. If it was a lesson in history it should have covered many other monuments put up which have resulted in deaths of several hundreds of Indians. It is not time to have controversy but to have a unilateral view of the world’s best monument.
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