June 12, 2018

India: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members vandalise gate installed at entrance to Taj Mahal

scroll.in - 12 June 2018

VHP members vandalise gate installed at entrance to Taj Mahal, say it was blocking path to a temple

An ASI official said they had provided an alternative path to the temple

Members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday protested outside the Taj Mahal in Agra, claiming that a gate installed at the western entrance to the monument blocked the path to a 400-year-old temple nearby, reported Hindustan Times.
The members of the Hindutva organisation allegedly removed a 10x11 feet steel gate installed by the Archaeological Survey of India, reported The Times of India. The gate reportedly blocked access to the Siddheshwar Mahadev temple, located 350 metre away from the western gate. [ . . . ]

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