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World Top India court slams gov't for ignoring upkeep of Taj Mahal

00:30  12 july  2018
00:30  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Taj Mahal has to be protected or the Government of India has to decide if it has to be demolished". The top court also observed that despite there being a report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, which dealt with the effects of pollution on Taj , the authorities have not bothered to take

FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, tourists visit India's famed monument of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India. India's top court has on Wednesday, July 11, flayed the federal government for a second time within weeks for lethargy in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal, the shining white monument to love. The Supreme Court orders the government to furnish full details of the steps being taken and action required for protecting the monument. (AP Photo/R.S. Iyer, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, tourists visit India's famed monument of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India. India's top court has on Wednesday, July 11, flayed the federal government for a second time within weeks for lethargy in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal, the shining white monument to love. The Supreme Court orders the government to furnish full details of the steps being taken and action required for protecting the monument. (AP Photo/R.S. Iyer, File)

NEW DELHI — India's top court on Wednesday slammed the federal government for a second time within weeks for being slow in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal, the shining white monument to love.

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India 's top court has slammed the government for failing to protect the Taj Mahal amid warnings it is increasingly changing colour because of pollution. The brilliant marble of the centuries-old monument to love, in the city of Agra

The Supreme Court ordered the government to furnish full details of the steps being taken and action required for protecting the monument.

Last month, a judge told government officials they appeared to be helpless after an environmental lawyer argued that pollution and insect dung were discoloring the 17th-century building.

On Wednesday, the court expressed anguish over the Uttar Pradesh state government's failure to come out with a vision document to preserve and protect the Taj Mahal, which is located in Agra city in the state.

Justices M.B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta said no concrete steps had been taken by the government despite a parliamentary committee recommending steps on the monument's protection, the Press Trust of India news agency said.

The government attorney told the court that experts were assessing air pollution levels in and around the mausoleum and will give their report within four months.

The court set a July 31 date for the next hearing in the case.

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