Sunni Wakf Board claims Taj Mahal’s ownership; tells Supreme Court it is owned by Almighty

17 April 2018, 04:55 PM
Sunni Wakf Board claims Taj Mahal’s ownership right; tells Supreme Court it is owned by Almighty (Source: PTI)
Sunni Wakf Board claims Taj Mahal’s ownership right; tells Supreme Court it is owned by Almighty (Source: PTI)

The Sunni Wakf Board on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Taj Mahal is owned by the Almighty so it must be listed as property of the religious body.

The religious body had asked the Apex Court to list the world’s seventh wonder as its property for practical purposes like several other monuments built by Mughal emperors.

The board’s counsel told the Supreme Court that ‘no human can claim ownership of the marble monument.’

“It is Wakf board property because it is allowed to perform rituals,” Wakf Board’s lawyer said.

The religious body also told to the top court that it can manage the Taj Mahal without its ownership.

The board has also urged the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to consider the Taj Mahal to be registered as its property, only for maintenance purpose.

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“Board does not have documents to show Taj Mahal is Wakf property. By virtue it is a Wakf property and is entitled to manage the Taj Mahal,” lawyers of Wakf board said.

The Supreme Court has set the next date of hearing on July 27.

First Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 04:17 PM
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