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Shah Jahan captured Hindu palace to build Taj Mahal: BJP MP

11/05/2022 at 7:06 PM

Taj Mahal

Jaipur, May 11: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Diya Kumari on Wednesday claimed that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan captured the land on which the Taj Mahal has been built in Agra that used to be a palace of the Jaipur royal family.

“As per documents with us, the land on which the Taj Mahal has been built that land was a palace. Shah Jahan captured it during his rule. The land belonged to Jaipur royal family (erstwhile) and we have got the documents that it belonged to us,” Kumari told media persons here.

“I have heard that he gave some compensation in lieu of it. If the court directs we will provide the documents,” added the Lok Sabha MP from Rajsamand.

This comes at a time when a plea was filed earlier this month in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court seeking the directions to the Archaeological Survey of India to probe the 22 closed doors in the Taj Mahal to ascertain the presence of the idols of Hindu deities.

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