Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Open the Taj Mahal for structural evaluation by experts: A case for moving the Hon'ble SC for a decision
That the great Indian monument, Taj Mahal is sinking should be a matter for concern. It is a matter of urgency that Hon'ble SC should be approached to have the structure evaluated by an inter-disciplinary team of experts and also to resolve the controversial conversations about the history of the monument by making an inventory of the artifacts in and archaeological account of the monument so as to rewrite the proper historical account of the monument.
Recently, Hon'ble SC directed the opening up of the vaults of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum for making an inventory. Same grounds exist for directing the Archaeological Survey of India to open up of the unopened rooms of the monument since ASI is responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the national monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains , 1958.
See: http://channel. nationalgeographic.com/ channel/access-360-world- heritage/videos/is-the-taj- mahal-sinking/ Is the Taj Mahal Sinking? (Video) October 8, 2012