The controversy surrounding the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra doesn't seem to die down as half a dozen activists of Hindu Yuva Vahini on Monday converged in front of the monument and chanted 'Shiva Chalisa'.
The CISF officials who are there to guard the monument briefly held the activists and asked them for a written apology for breaking rules, reports Times of India.
The acitvists were handed over to local police and were released after they submitted a written apology, reports said.
Agra: The Members of Rashtriya Swabhimaan Dal & Hindu Yuva Vahini were detained for questioning and released later pic.twitter.com/wgGrK7aAiY— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 24, 2017
Earlier on Wednesday, BJP parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar paddling the controversy said that Mughal-built monument was originally a Hindu temple.
Katiyar said, “Taj Mahal is originally a Hindu temple and should be renamed Tejo Mahal.”
On October 17, a day after BJP's riot-accused legislator Sangeet Som said that the Taj Mahal doesn’t represent Indian culture, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath responding to the controversial comment said, “Taj Mahal was built by blood and sweats of Indians.”