Highlights of the story
- Inquiry into a petition seeking to open 22 rooms in the Taj Mahal
- The High Court, which has strongly condemned the petitioner, is continuing the hearing
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court is hearing a petition seeking the reopening of 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal in Agra. In the meantime, Judge DK Upadhyay reprimanded the petitioner and directed him not to misuse the Public Prosecution (PIL) system and to come to the Hon’ble Judge’s room tomorrow.
The petition seeking to open 22 rooms in the Taj Mahal is being heard by a bench comprising Justice DK Upadhyay and Justice Subhash Vidyarthi. The High Court told the petitioner that you believe that the Taj Mahal was not built by Shah Jahan. Are we here to judge? Who built it or how old was the Taj Mahal?
Do research on a topic you do not know and go on to study for an MA, PhD, and if any institution does not allow you to do research, come to us, the High Court strongly condemned. The High Court said it would not adjourn the hearing on the petition, to whom did you ask for information about the 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal?
Responding to a question from the High Court, counsel for the petitioner said that they have sought information from the Commission. Regarding this the High Court said: If it is said that the rooms are closed for security reasons it is an information, if not satisfied then challenge it. Please enroll yourself in MA, go to NET, JRF and come to us if any university forbids research in such matters.
The petitioner has said that he should allow me to go to those rooms. The High Court strongly condemned this, will you come tomorrow and tell us to go to the Honorable Judges’ Room? Please do not make fun of the PIL system, this petition has been circulating in the media for several days and now you are asking for a chance? Following this, the High Court fixed 2 hours for the hearing.
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