No danger to Taj Mahal structure, colour not changed: Centre after apex court's rap

No danger to Taj Mahal structure, colour not changed: Centre after apex court
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Union Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said that there is no danger to the structure of Taj Mahal Talking to the media, he said that the government would submit an affidavit in this regard in the Supreme Court

Centre's remarks came a day after Supreme Court said, said, 'Either we will shut down the Taj or you demolish or restore it.'

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said that there is no danger to the structure of Taj Mahal. Talking to the media, he said that the government would submit an affidavit in this regard in the Supreme Court.

"I want to assure everyone that there is no danger to the Taj Mahal's structure and there has been no change in its original colour. We will submit an affidavit in this regard in the Supreme Court," he said.

Sharma's remarks came a day after the Supreme Court rapped the centre and the Uttar Pradesh government over protection of Taj Mahal and said, "Either we will shut down the Taj or you demolish or restore it."

Also Read: Either shut Taj Mahal down or protect it: Supreme Court slams Centre

The apex court had come down heavily on the Centre and state over deteriorating condition of the historical monument.

"You preserve it, or else we will close it or destroy it," the Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, observed.

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