Notices to Centre, UP govt in Taj Mahal case

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Agra, Sep 20 (UNI) The Central and Uttar Pradesh governments have been issued notices in a case filed by Mughal Emperors Trust chairman and descendent of last Mughal king Bahadur Shah Zafar, Prince Yaqoob Habib-ud-din Tusi.

Tusi has termed as un-Islamic, the holding of Mughal emperor Shahjahan's annual urs in the Taj Mahal premises.

Any legal action againt the parties to the case is expected tomorrow, sources said here today.

Peeved at the organisation of urs at the 'monument of love', Tusi had filed a writ petition in the court of civil judge (senior division) here, his lawyer Noor-ud-din said in a release here.

The writ contended that holding of urs in Taj Mahal was not only un-Islamic, but against the will of the Mughal emperor.

The holding of song and dance programmes during urs was against the tenets of Islam, it added.

UNI

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