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Taj Mahal not Waqf property: Records

April 04, 2005 20:44 IST

Revenue records pertaining to the Taj Mahal does not show that the historic monument as a Waqf property, official sources said on Monday.

This disputes the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board's claim that the Taj is waqf property and that it should get the right to control and manageme it.

A report prepared by the Tehsildar, in whose area the monument is located, said land records show that the Taj is Shahi Imarat (royal building), the sources added.

The Agra district magistrate is expected to send the required information to the waqf authorities after more investigation.

The magistrate had issued notices to the Archaelogical Survey of India and the Centre stating that it had received applications for the registration of Maqbara Shahjehan and Mumtaz Mahal property known as 'Taj Mahal' at Agra under the provision 36 of the Waqf Act, 1995.

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