The Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government has dropped Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, from the list of heritage in the state.
According to Times Now report, a new booklet issued by UP Government doesn’t mention Taj Mahal as one of the tourist places to visit in the state. However, there is no official word on the development so far.
This is not the first time the state government led by Adityanath, who built his political career by hating and abusing Muslims, has expressed it dislike towards Taj Mahal because of its founder being a Mughal emperor.
In June, while speaking in Bihar, dityanath had said that Taj Mahal and some ‘minaret’ weren’t the symbols of Indian culture.
Adityanath said, ”Foreign dignitaries visiting the country used to be gifted replicas of the Taj Mahal and other minarets which did not reflect Indian culture.”
Some of the key initiatives taken by Adityanath government so far have been shutting down of slaughterhouses, mostly owned by Muslims, forming Anti- Romeo Squad to conduct moral policing and also stop love jihad and dissolution of Muslim waqf boards in the state.
The action against slaughterhouses was allegedly aimed at adversely affecting Muslims’ dietary habits since the fresh curb severely affected the supply of beef in the state. Critics felt that dissolving both Sunni and Shia waqf boards allowed Adityanath government to take control of Muslim properties, worth thousands of crores.