22 closed doors in Taj Mahal will not open, High Court rejects petition

22 closed doors in Taj Mahal will not open, High Court rejects petition

The Allahabad High Court today rejected a petition to investigate the “history” of the Taj Mahal. The court dismissed the petition seeking to open the doors of 22 rooms to see “whatever the truth.”

“The problem is outside the court, it should be done by different methodologies, and it should be left to the historians,” the court said.

The plea was filed by Rajneesh Singh, BJP’s youth media officer, and Lucknowbench of the Allahabad High Court investigated 22 closed rooms in Taj Mahal and idols of Hindu gods.

The Mughal monument is protected by an Indian archaeological survey.

The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan, the emperor of the Mughal Empire, as the tomb of his wife, Mumtaz. The shrinkage of the marble monument began in 1632 and took 22 years to be finally completed in 1653.