Shahjahan descendant disputes annual Urs at Taj

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Agra, Sep 14 (UNI) Alleging the celebrations of Shahjahan's annual urs at the world famous Taj Mahal were not in conformity with Islam, a descendant of the Mughal emperor Habib-ud-din Tusi, has filed a petition before a local court against the Uttar Pradesh government, ASI and other associated organisations in this regard.

Official sources said Mugal Emperors Trust president Habib-ud-din Tusi, had on Wednesday, filed a petition before the Senior Civil Division Judge against the UP govenment, ASI, Khuddam-e-Roza Committee, UP Aman Committee and Taj Mosque Intezamia Committee.

The petitioner stated that the recent urs in the Taj premises was not observed according to the principles of Islam.

Accusing the committies of having a 'lackadaisical' attitude towards Taj, the petition claimed not only the activities during the urs are against Islam and will of the Mughal emperor, they also pose threat to the beauty of monument of eternal love and passion.

Mr Tusi also cited the dance items at the 'mazar', sale of food items inside the monument and litter bins being spread around the monument premises during Urs.

UNI

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