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  1. Dalit

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    NEW DELHI: A group of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members tried to vandalise the west gate of the Taj Mahal on Sunday alleging that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is blocking the way to a 400-year-old Shiva temple while constructing a closed area for the Taj Mahal, the Indian Express said on Tuesday.

    It said footage of the incident showed VHP workers with hammers and iron rods trying to vandalise the western entrance of the Taj Mahal (on Basai Ghat) even as they removed the turnstile gate installed by the ASI. The right-wing activists were also raising slogans against them. However, police said there’s an optional path to the Siddheshwar Mahadev Temple on the Basai Ghat, but the right-wing members weren’t satisfied with the explanation.

    Meanwhile, after the ASI lodged a complaint, an FIR was registered on the same day against five members of the VHP and the 20-25 of their unidentified associates for rioting, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and under the section 7 of Criminal Law Amendment Act and a section of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, the Express said.

    “On Sunday around 25-30 activists from the VHP came near the western gate of the Taj Mahal and started vandalising the newly installed turnstile gate for ticket collection for Taj Mahal and Saheli ka Burj. The protesters had hammers and iron rods with them. They removed the gate and threw it some around 50 metres from there. Soon the Taj safety police team reached there and stopped them from vandalising more property,” Taj Safety circle officer (CO) Prabhat Kumar said.

    The FIR was later registered against VHP members Ravi Dubey, Madan Verma, Mohit Sharma, Niranjan Singh Rathore and Gulla and 20-25 other unidentified VHP members. No arrests have been made so far.

    Talking to the Indian Express, VHP Brij Prant Vishesh Sampark Pramukh Ravi Dubey said they took this step as the ASI is removing all things related to the Hindu culture in and around the Unesco World Heritage monument.

    “Till around 15 years ago, there used to be satsang at the Saheli ka Burj on the western gate but it was stopped. Dussehra fair was also stopped near Taj Mahal. Earlier people used to celebrate Amla Nawami here on the Taj Mahal premises near an Amla tree. That tree was also cut down by the ASI. There were so many other things people used to do here, but it all ended around 14-15 years ago during the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party rule. We cannot let this happen,” Dubey said.

    He further added that while the ASI was claiming there’s an optional way to the temple, there’s only a narrow path on which people couldn’t even walk properly. On their future course of action, Dubey said the district administration was in talks with the ASI and they’re hoping that the issue would soon be sorted out.

    Published in Dawn, June 13th, 2018

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1413869/hindu-group-assaults-taj-mahal-gate
     
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    Taj Mahal entrance gate vandalised by militant Hindutva groups

    Militant Hindutva groups have reportedly vandalised the entrance of the famous Taj Mahal monument. The agitated members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad alleged that turnstile gate being installed at the western entrance of the Taj Mahal “blocked the path to a 400-year-old temple”, reported Hindustan Times.

    Local cops registered a case against 30 people on the complaint of Tarun Dutt Sharma, conservation assistant for Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Taj Mahal.

    “The gate being installed is blocking passage to Siddheshwar Mahadev temple at Basai Ghat alongside the western wall of Taj Mahal. The temple is 400 years old and has been in existence prior to Taj Mahal. So there is no logic in blocking passage to the temple. But ASI officials did not heed to our requests,” Ravi Dubey, a VHP functionary, was quoted as saying.

    The video posted by Aaj Tak showed dramatic visuals with the right-wing Hindutva groups holding hammers and iron rods while desperately trying to vandalise the gate of the historic monument.

    The news of VHP members vandalising the entrance of the Mausoleum became a topic of social media conversation too.







    A BJP lawmaker on Monday had threatened to rename Tah Mahal to ‘Ram Mahal or Krishna Mahal.’ BJP MLA Surendra Singh also said that there was no need to demolish the monument, widely considered to be a symbol of love, but renaming to Ram Mahal will suffice. One leading RSS ideologue had become a laughing stock on social media after he famously claimed that the historic monument was not built by Shajahan.

    The scene was reminiscent of the demolition of another historic monument, Babri Masjid, which the members of the same group supported by the BJP had brought it down on 6 December 1992.

    http://www.jantakareporter.com/indi...andalised-by-militant-hindutva-groups/191801/

    VHP activists protest at Taj Mahal, seek removal of turnstile gate blocking temple path

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    HP activists protest outside the western gate of the Taj Mahal on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

    Stating that a turnstile gate being installed at the western entrance of the Taj Mahal “blocked the path to a 400-year-old temple”, VHP activists staged a protest and removed a part of the gate on Sunday.

    A case has been lodged against 30 people, including five named persons, on a complaint by Tarun Dutt Sharma, conservation assistant for Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Taj Mahal.

    Ravi Dubey, Mohit Sharma, Niranjan Pathak, Madan Verma and Gulla have been booked under sections of Public Property Damage Prevention Act, Criminal Law Amendment Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Tajganj police station in-charge, Shailendra Singh said, adding that a search is on for the accused.

    Ravi Dubey is a senior office-bearer of the VHP.

    Frames were being laid for installing turnstile gates and door frame metal detectors (DFMD) at the western gate of the Taj Mahal by ASI when right wing activists arrived on the scene, raised slogans and removed one of the gates.

    “The gate being installed is blocking passage to Siddheshwar Mahadev temple at Basai Ghat alongside the western wall of Taj Mahal. The temple is 400 years old and has been in existence prior to Taj Mahal. So there is no logic in blocking passage to the temple. But ASI officials did not heed to our requests,” Dubey said.

    “We dislodged the turnstile gate and will not allow it to be installed at any cost. We will meet the district magistrate on Monday to press our demand,” he said, also claiming to be the general secretary of Siddheshwar Mahadev Temple Committee.

    ASI officials were not immediately available for comment.

    Police and administrative officials tried to pacify the protesters.

    “An alternative passage has been made for access to the temple, but protesters insisted on the old passage on which turnstile gates are being placed,” circle officer, Taj security, Prabhat Kumar said.

    A large number of tourists who turned up at the monument on Sunday were taken aback by the sudden protest.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/luck...temple-path/story-Y2hfmA5mUQNZKP1gZJDY6I.html

    That is right folks. It is not very hard to imagine that Taj Mahal won't survive in Modi's India.

    Hindu fanatics are after the Taj Mahal.
     
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    These fecker have no jobs?. They have time to vandalised historic monuments yet their mothers and wives poop in the open.
     
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    Good ...vandalized and raised to ground these historical structure which reminds you of your 1000 years slavery.
    Destroy Taj Mahal and build Teju Mahal Temple...
    Destroy Chaarminar of Hyderabad and build temple over it....
    Destroy laal qila as well and build new buildings....
    Rename all Muslim names of streets and roads....

    Re-Write your own history and remove the burden of 1000 years slavery and write your own fiction work which shows India develop all the latest tech 10000 years back including Internet, test tube babies and head transplant.
     
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    Well they all need a head transplant
     
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    Its the Shiva Temple. Indians should respect their past otherwise Future has No place for this