08
JAN
2018

Eclipsing The Taj Mahal

Dawn News Editorial October 04, 2017

Dawn News Editorial October 04, 2017

Remarks about Article “Eclipsing the Taj Mahal”

Taj Mahal, also known as worder of the world, is the symbol of profound love. One of the greatest work of the Mughal architecture Taj Mahal is not merely the beautiful building or tomb made up of unique white marbles by the Mughal king shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal after her death, but an embodiment of emotions belonging to the heart and soul of philanthropists of the world. “Love is universal’ it is said, so is the symbol of Love, Taj Mahal. It’s a dream comes true for those who cannot portray their love in concrete form, just present the model or replica of Taj Mahal. People around the world know that presenting Taj Mahal means demonstrating love, and taking it away means showing hatred. BJP’s government, the government of extremist Hindus, is taking it away from the Humanity who are in dire need of love to promote peace against hatred and terrorism. In spite of the fact, it has been declared world’s heritage by UNESCO, BJP ‘s government clearly reflects their prejudice, hatred and biased attitude against the Muslims and their glorious history of the sub-continent by removing Taj Mahal from the list of official tourism sites of India and from the government’s tourism brochure. In other manners it is snatching the emotions of love away from the human race in general, particularly from the universal tourists. By doing so, they have proved themselves misanthropic. In fact this is the real horrible face of the extremist Hindu government of India.

The word ‘Condemn” is very trivial to reflect our profound emotions of ill-feelings we have, due to this fanatic and pernicious act of Indian government. It reminds me J. Swift who says, “I can not but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth”.

By: Sheikh Abdul Qadir (Cambridge)

Taj Mahal attracts a large number of tourists. UNESCO documented 7-8 million visitors in 2014. Taj Mahal appears in several listings of “Seven wonders of the world.”

Eclipsing and out shining such master piece of architect is unfair. According to principles of sovereignty set by UNESCO in which a state is bound to work in accordance with charter of United nation and principles of international laws to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions in their state. In fact Taj Mahal is a master piece of Muslims architects.

By Ms.Fizza Khalid (Cambridge)

 

Taj Mahal has been declared world heritage in 1983 by UNESCO and in 2007 it has been declared one of the Seven new wonders of the world. These declarations Prove that it is international master piece of architecture. Therefore it is the responsibility of the world Organization “UNO” to look after that mausoleum and maintain its status as ‘World heritage ‘, It  should not be left in the hands of the petty minded Hindus extremist, otherwise India should be declared a fanatic state that has no tolerance for other ideologies.

By Shahina Yasmine (Cambridge)

 

In my view, excluding the Taj Mahal from official Government tourism brochure is not fair. Taj Mahal is not only the heritage of Muslims but it belongs to the whole humanity. If we keep the religion aside then we can realize that Taj Mahal is the most recognizable architecture icon and romantic structure along with china’s great wall and Egyptian pyramid’s as a true wonder of the world. India should preserve this heritage just like the other countries are doing. This monument is the master piece of Mughal architect, a great work done by the humans in the history.

By Marryam (Cambridge)

 

Taj Mahal is a historical reflection of Muslim’s architecture. Indian government has made Taj Mahal obsolete from its tourism guide which reflects their enmity with muslims. In the past, such practices have been made by the Indian government like demolishing of Babri Mosque on 6 Dec 1992. Hindus are worse in enmity with Islam and Muslims and they have been trying time and again to harm muslims by their coward tricks and traits in India as well in Pakistan.

In spite of cultural differences, both the countries have old relics, historical buildings, monasteries, temples, mosques and other monuments which have great importance for tourism globally. If India takes such steps, in reaction Pakistani public will start thinking, in revenge, to demolish their interests in Pakistan which will lead to increase the hostility between both the countries.

By: Mr. Shoaib (Cambridge)

 

I personally think Indian government has shown  its conventional hostility and prejudice to obsolete Taj Mahal from the tourism of India. Such if steps will be taken, enmity between both the countries will be increased. This will also affect the economics and cultural attraction which in result,will decrease GDP.

By: Mr.Murtaza (Cambridge)

 

Intolerance, extremism and exploitation of minorities has become a permanent trait of political party BJP in India. The recent act of denouncing Taj Mahal by utter Pradesh government symbolizes the racial and prejudice mind-set of extremist Hindus and displays the extent of their hatred for muslims. Taj Mahal, a declared international heritage of peace, love and purity, one of the wonders of human architecture, is attacked with the efforts to blur its cultural, social and anthropological significance. Ironically this effort may not affect the status of it rather with only signify the maximalist perspectives of mental corruption of extremist Hindus and will expose their political manifesto of terrorizing muslims in India.

By Sir Ateeq ur Rehman (Cambridge)

 

Taj Mahal, one of the seven living wonders of the world, is not only a reminiscence of love which inspired a great Emperor to immotalise his feelings for his soulmate, it is a relic of the great Moghal Art. Taj Mahal, on the one hand, is emblematic of all that is noble, spiritual, artistic and perfectionistic, it is the World Heritage site too, on the other.

The obscurantist myopic and prejudiced Hindu act of detracting and obscuring the Wonder is just exposing their sham of an open and inclusive culture; it will further drag down the already polluted, prejudiced anti-Pakistan and anti- Islamic regime in India which does not, and cannot, acknowledge what is good, excellent or perfect in others; notably in Muslims.

We do feel the unfair treatment meted out to the symbol of our past grandeur, yet we are least concerned as to its eclipsing. The worse Indians treat it, the worse they paint themselves across the globe. All eyes are one on it, and on them.

By Qazi Anwar-ul-Haq (Cambridge)

 

Taj Mahal is a very beautiful historical monument of India was built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. It was built by him in the memory of his wife called Mumtaz Mahal. She was his 3rd wife whom he loved the most. After her death, king was very upset. He built Taj Mahal in her memory and to pay her tribute by spending a lot of money. He was used to visit the Taj Mahal from his Agra fort daily by remembering his wife. Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra. It is one of the seventh most beautiful buildings and is also called seventh Ajuba of the world. It is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India where thousands of tourists come every year.

Taj Mahal has been marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007, it has been chosen as the Seventh Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is located 2.5 kms away from Agra Fort. It is Mughal architecture and has been designed so beautifully by the mixture of ideas of Islamic, Indian and Persian arts.

Due to Muslim heritage, the prejudice Indian government ruled by Bhartia Janta Party has excluded the Taj Mahal from the visiting site of India. It shows their narrow mindedness and intolerance towards Islam. Taj Mahal does not need BJP,s favour for its introduction due to its architecture. It is the wonder of the world known globally and will remain with or without the help of a person, party or government of India.

By ABDUL RASHID (Cambridge)

 

Taj Mahal is a symbolic representation of love, affection and devotion but indeed a great monument of Muslim architecture and art. Indian politicians have removed Taj Mahal from their tourism guide. Not only in Pakistan but globally it is considered as a unique symbol of love. In Pakistan, there are a few old relics,temples and historical buildings which are important for India. If such actions are taken by Indian government, in reaction, enmity will increase in Pakistan.

By Raiz Khan (Cambridge)

 

Taj Mahal is the symbol of love and heritage constructed by Shah Jahan. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is one of the brilliant examples of Mughal architecture. Recently it has been removed from the official tourist list by UP government, which is worth condemning. This indicates their narrow mindedness.

By Mr. M. Alam Zaib (SCFB)

 

An article regarding the matter of UP government in India deciding to remove Taj Mahal from the official tourist list of the state and denouncing it to be part of Indian heritage or more specifically heritage of Hindu community is published. According to my opinion it shows India’s immature and extremist thinking as Taj Mahal is not only a building that was built by a Muslim emperor rather it is a gift for India. Or in other worlds it is the crown of India.
By Ms. Asia Ahbar (SCFB)

 

 Taj Mahal is the sign of love and beauty held under Indian Govt. is one of the wonder of the world. So according the UNESCO it is the heritage of all the world and for all the humanity.

BJP and Hindu nationalist party in India and their mind setups against the Muslims have made them to do such thing which hurt Muslim community all over the world recently       they have made an attempt to remove Taj Mahal from UNESCO designated world      heritage site from the list of tourist destination in state of Utar Pardash. This should be         opposed by all over the world by all nations to save a beautiful heritage.

By Muhammad Atif Riaz (SCFB)

 

The article highlights the decision taken by the BJP government to exclude Taj Mahal from its tourist site. It is a clear evidence of the twofold policy of India to spread hatred, biasness and ethical and religious intolerance and unrest under the cover of “opening its doors to the global world”. But this policy stands bogus. Such an act is going to be damaging for the tourism industry in the long run as it is a major source of attraction for people visiting India. The decision is an open defying of the global world heritage standards and belongingness of the world community towards Taj Mahal.

The decision has created unrest among masses; not only those who attach themselves with the historical legacy , specially the seven wonders of the world, but also the ones who have emotional values attached to it. The international reaction towards the decision will soon prove that India is alone in such choices. It will have to reconsider its pronouncement before taking further action.

By Mrs. Fareeha Uzma Muzaffar (SCFB)

 

The decision of the present Indian Government regarding delisting Taj Mahal from the official site of tourism is very bad.  The controversial statement given by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath “giving replica of Taj Mahal as a gift” is not Indian culture. Question here is not of preservation of heritage structure but gifting of a a replica of Makraba. Hindues believe in cremation of the dead.Yoginath is an orthodox Hindu priest. It is a clear evidence of arrogance and intolerance of the state towards the religious, cultural and social values. Taj Mahal is one of the major attractions for the tourists all over the world. . The decision is an open defying of the global world heritage standards and attachment of the world community towards Taj Mahal.

By Ms. Fauzia Naz (SCFB)

 

Destruction of Babri masjid is a crime of serious nature by the Hindus of India .We should highlight the prejudice attitude of India instead of Taj Mahal affair. They have just eclipsed Taj Mahal from the sight. It is not a big issue but cruel act against the Muslims of India and Kashmir is more noticeable.

By Fawad Ullah Khan (SCFB)

 

Omission of Taj Mahal in UttarPardesh Tourism Department booklet listing tourist attractions has clearly shown the picture of India’s biasness, moral and religious intolerance. It shows India’s two- faced policy which is evidently grotesque.

This decision will not only damage the tourism but also affect the economy of India, as Taj Mahal is one of the major attractions for the tourists all over the world. And imagining tourism in Uttar Pardesh or India without Taj Mahal is impossible.

By Ms. Hina Naz (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is a historical site. It is the common property of every individual who loves art and history.

Removing the name of Taj Mahal from the list of tourism shows biasness and narrow-mindedness of the BJP .The lovers of art and architecture are over the world should show strong protest against this cruel act.

By Muhammad Iftikhar (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal being the monument of Muslim Emperor going to be diminishing from the face of globe, as narrated by Indian Government and their extremist allied. The prevailing extremism of Indian nationalist considering country only a Hindu State, over the last few decades, can be seen under the cover of such decisions. However, such moves always create a sense of instability not among minorities but also among the educated civic society.

The international reaction towards the decision will soon prove that India is alone in such actions.  Indian civil society must react along with international masses. By Muhammad Iqbal (SCFB)

 

The article reflects the bigoted mentality of BJP’s government for minorities / Muslims as it decided to exclude Taj Mahal from its tourist site and cultural history. The decision revealed the grudge of Hindu extremists for the Muslims.

Their narrow vision will result in the destruction of Indian history and culture during Mughal dynasty. It will also tarnish the image of India as a secular government.

It will distort the identity of Indian’s nation and international tourism will also be badly affected.

By Mr. Irfan Ul Haq (SCFB)

 

Feed back on Taj Mahal of grace is one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by emperor Shah Jahan it represents the finest and most sophisticated example of Mughal architecture. Striking the Taj Mahal off the list of tourist destination shows the bias and prejudice attitude of Hindus towards Muslims. Hindus cannot get rid of our glorious Muslim History by restricting tours to Taj Mahal. History is evident that Hindus were ruled by great Muslims.

By Ms. Javariya Mehboob (SCFB)

 

The article reflects twofold policy of India to spread hatred and religious intolerance. The BJP government excluded Taj Mahal from its tourist site showing their Hindu extremism for the Muslims. Such act will damage the tourism industry in India as well as curb the minorities and their rights. This decision also shows the rightfulness of two nation theory.

The decision has created unrest among those who attach themselves with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but also the ones who have emotional values attached to it.

By Mr. Muhamamd Kashif (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is a historical sight of Mughal era “The great rulers of sub-continent”. It creates great attraction for tourists coming to India every year. The act of Indian Government, not only to exclude it from its tourism sight list but also eradicating from world map, is highly condemnable.

It is a proof of curbing the minorities and their rights in India. It also shows hostile attitude and non democratic, extreme Taliban like act. A global protest should be registered in UNO to stop India for any further damage to the place of international repute.

By Mr. Khalid Akbar (SCFB)

 

India pretends to be a democratic country with full freedom of every individual to lead his life the way he likes.

As a matter fact true face of Indian Govt. is based on limitless prejudiced attitude toward minorities,, especially Muslims of India.

Eclipsing the Taj Mahel from its tourist site is a shameful and condemnable act which reflects the narrow mindedness of BJP Govt.

By Maj ® Javed Iqbal Durrani (SCFB)

 

The Taj Mahal is India’s most popular tourist attraction and its most recognizable architectural icon. India doesn’t have good wishes for Muslims and when he observed that main reason for Taj Mahal popularity is Islamic background, he agreed to eclipse Taj Mahal, while as a one of world’s big country India should have big heart for religions including Islam.

We being cultural lovers strongly condemn this act of eclipsing of Taj Mahal. They should reserve this Precious Mahal. By MARIA BIBI (SCFB)

 

Indian government’s decision to remove the name of Taj Mahal from the official list of tourism is very negative. It shows narrow mindedness of the ruling party BJP. Taj Mahal is a monument of a Mughal ruler which shows the history and architectural style of the India at that time.

By removing the name of Taj Mahal from the official list the government is not only showing its parochialism but also damaging the financial interest of the people who are earning their bread by the visitors of Taj Mahal and premises. By Muhammad Mudassar Jillani (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is historical place in India. And one of the monuments in the world and considered as a Fine sign of Mughal architecture. India is going to relegate this historical building from tourist list.

We being Pakistanis are history lovers, so condemn this act of eclipsing of Mahal. They should reserve this Precious Mahal. By Nadia Shaheen (SCFB)

The article published in Dawn news Oct, 4 2017 editorial that current Indian government is showing their narrow mindedness by removing the name of Taj Mahal from the official list of tourist destinations.

According to article the UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath says the marble used in Taj Mahal does not reflect the Indian culture. They also attempt to rewrite history in saffron colors which was not good for Taj Mahal international image.

I strongly condemn this step of Indian government because Taj Mahal is the reflection of Muslims history. But however this step does not dim the luster of Muslims monument but on contrary it will yet again highlight the darkness descending upon India. By Muhammad Nomair (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is one of the famous historical buildings of India. India wants to remove it from tourist lists .It is against the Muslim culture. The government of Pakistan should make strategies to convince India that Taj Mahal should not be excluded from Tourist list. by Mrs. Rabiah Shaheen (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is a wonderful monument. It is undoubtedly one of the seven existing wonders of the world. It attracts tourists from all over the world.

The government of BJP is showing lack of insight and prejudice by removing the name of Taj Mahal from the official list of the tourism.

It exposes the true face of so called secular state of India.

By Muhammad Raffaq (SCFB)

 

A controversial statement given by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath the part of Indian ruling party BJP, clearly depicts the religions polarization, Taj Mahal being the legacy of Muslim Emperor. The prevailing extremism of Indian nationalistconsidering country only a Hindu State, over the last few decades, can be seen under the cover of such decisions revealing a clear motive of creating own cultural and religious identity, ignoring the substantial minorities rights living in the country. However, such moves always create a hatred not only among minorities but also among the educated civic society.

Another aspect can be a diversion of people attention from the socio-economic issues relating to bad health, education, dampening economy, un-employment, thereby building a religious narrative before the upcoming elections.

By Ms. Rashida Ali (SCFB)

 

An article regarding the matter of UP government in India deciding to remove Taj mahal from the official tourist list of the state and denouncing it to be part of Indian heritage or more specifically heritage of Hindu community is published. I being connected to the history of sub-continent think about this matter as non-ethical and religious extremism. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the 17th century marvel in Agra did not represent Indian ethos and was built by “traitors”. I just want to ask the question, if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hosting foreign dignitaries at the state capital’s iconic Hyderabad House, because that, too, was built by “traitors”? Can Modi and Yogi tell domestic and foreign tourist not to visit Taj Mahal?

Nobody in India or in the world can downgrade the Taj Mahal. It’s not only a symbol of love but one of the seven wonders of the New World. Further, India’s most popular tourist circuit is Golden Triangle that consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Regarding gifts to dignitaries, nowadays a number of foreigners show interest in Indian culture. Hence, gifting Bhagavad Gita or Ramayana is not wrong. Tourists will never stop to buy Taj Mahal replicas as souvenirs. Nobody should forget the Mughal dynasty, Shershah Suri, Sultan Iltutmish, Razia Sultana and others. Unlike Ghauri and Ghaznavi these Muslim rulers settled in India and contributed to India’s development.

This set is a bolt to the so called democratic republic image of India and it sends a message to the world that their attitude towards other important issues like Kashmir, Burma, Afghanistan should not be taken for granted. Common people should think that this will affect them in cultural, economical and social level.

By Ms Sadia Ahmed (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal belongs not only to India. It belongs to all of the humanity. However, Striking the Taj Mahal off the list of tourist destinations is a self- defeating, vicious, act.

By Ms. Saima Syed (SCFB)

 

This uncalculated step by the Indian state has become indelible blot on the Religious Tolerance for which India has been known from the Ancient times. India is considered as the crucible of all faces, races, religions, cultures. We are the same country where from the ancient times secular rulers like Ashoka, Akbar and many others carrying in their minds the very philosophy of Universal Tolerance, hailed from.

What a shame on the human mind that we tend to lick what we spat earlier. Even the autocratic monarchs in ancient India like Ashoka and Akbar knew to give equal respect to all religions, cultures and respect the diversity.

In one of his eddicts, Ashoka said, “One who reverses one’s own religion and disparages that of another from devotion to one’s own religion and to glorify it over all other religions, does injure one’s own religion most certainly”.

Like Ashoka, Akbar, the greatest of the Mughal emperors, followed a policy of Sulh-Kul (‘peace with all’). He said, “The various religious communities are Divine treasures entrusted to us by God. We must love them as such. It should be our firm faith that every religion is blessed by Him, and our earnest endeavor to enjoy the bliss of the evergreen garden of universal toleration. The Eternal King showers his favours on all men without distinction. Kings who are ‘shadows of God’ should never give up this principle”.

By Ms. Sajida Babar (SCFB)

 

The Taj Mahal is the historical building of Mughal rulers. It is a monument of Muslims. As a history lover we condemn the act of India. The government of India should respect the historical buildings of Muslims. The government of India wants to flourish only their religious temples. But India always does against the Muslims.

By Mrs. Samia Tallat(SCFB) 

 

Taj Mahal is a historical sight of Mughal era with great sentimental values attached to it. It has been a great attraction for tourists coming to India every year.

BJP government has taken decision to not only exclude it from its tourism sight list but also demolish it, claiming it not to be representing true culture and values of India.

It is a clear evidence of insensitivity and intolerance of the state towards the religious, cultural and social values and sentiments. It is also an open proof of curbing the minorities and their rights. It is an extreme act, seemingly following the footsteps of its Taliban dominated Afghanistan state.

A global protest should be registered to stop India from further damaging the legacy and react to the true face exposed to the world. By Mrs. Samia Javed (SCFB)

 

At present the Indian government decided to remove the Taj Mahal from the official travel website. A controversial statement from Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister Yoga Patriot Yoga enthusiastically donated “Taj Mahal’s replica” is not an Indian culture. This is a clear evidence of the state’s arrogance and intolerance of religion, culture and social values. The Taj Mahal is one of the main attractions of the world’s tourists. This decision is a blatant distrust of the global world heritage standards and the global community’s ownership of the Taj Mahal.

By Ms. Seemab Ehsan (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is a happy remembrance of our glorious past. It is by standards of all times, a perfect example of classic architectural art, being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also one of the remains of international artistic legacy.

Hindus narrow-mindedness can never comprehend the higher meanings of this creation. I strongly condemn the Hindu treatment, or mistreatment, of this grand masterpiece of Muslim Civilization.

 By Mr. Shereen Jan (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is a symbol of love of Mughal king Shah-Jahan with his beloved wife Mumtaz Mehal in 17th century. It is declared as a world heritage because it is an excellent example of Muslim architectural art in subcontinent. Recently extremist of BJP (a political party in India) has removed the Taj Mahal from the list of tourist in the state of Utter Pardesh. I strongly condemn the narrow mindedness and pathetic thoughts of Hindu extremists in the regard of Taj Mahal. By Syed Shujaat Shahid Ali (SCFB)

 

BJP is a biased and narrow minded party. It has shown its hatred towards minorities in general and the Muslims in particular every now and then.

The current decision of the government to remove the name of the Taj Mahal from the official list of the tourism is continuation of the same biased tradition of the ruling party. I hope it will help the world to see the real face of the so called world’s largest democracy. By Mr. Tahir Mansoor (SCFB)

 

There is no doubt that Taj Mahal is a universally admired masterpiece of 385 years old Mughal architecture.It is a winner of the new 7 wonders of the world, a most famous and recognizable building in the world.But it has become a matter of national debate due to the act of government of Uttar Pradeshto remove it from the official list of tourist destination in the state and UPChief Minister Yogi Adityanath statement that this white marble mausoleum did not reflect Indian culture. This proves their biasedmentality that only thing that is identified as Hindus is Indians. They have divided their heritage into Hindus heritage and Islamic heritage.

Infact Indians should take Taj Mahal as an art of 20hundred years old history which has become tourist destination. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country which attract almost 7-8 million visitors a year. This will create a national level Hindu -Muslim sectarian dispute.This may place country in an acward situation and may initiate communal violence and religious animosity between Hindus and Muslims who have been living peacefully since centuries.

MoreoverIndia is a multicultural society, have shared culture. So development should not be linked to a particular religion. Islam is the second largest religion in India. How can they attack Islamic past by removing Taj Mahal from official tourist booklet. It is a useless effort to hurt Indian Muslims and other Muslims of the world. Hindus are famous for their hate for Muslims and they exhibit it in one or other way.

Indians should be thankful to Shah Jahan (Muslim ruler) for wonderful construction of Taj Mahal due to which their tourism industry is running and they are recognized world widely. By Raheela Jabeen (SCFB)

 

Traditions are very important for the survival of up coming generations in the world. TAJ-MEHAL is symbol of love and humanity in sub-continent. So I think this art or symbol must rest in all it glorious way.

By M. Usman(SCFB)

 

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”

The removal of this historic place from the official list of tourist destinations in the state is the shameful act of Indian government. It is only removed from the tourist list because it relates to Muslims. This action of Indian government shows bias feelings and narrow thinking of Hindus towards Muslims. By Zahid Khan(SCFB)

 

The attempt to relegate to the shadows the one of the wonders of the world by UP’s chief minister, India by striking off the TajMahal from tourist destinations is an act that further highlighted the narrow worldview of BJP’s government. It will increase the hatred and division across the country. Rightly indicated in the article it will not diminish the great monuments lustre as it is the common heritage of all humanity. BJP has to learn that humans around the globe will not accept any ideology based on resentment as the world is now striving for peace and harmony among human races and beliefs.
By Kehkshan Ilyas (SCFB)

 

I am grieved to know that some penurious Indians are trying to destroy the great monument of love_ Taj Mahal. It is not only the cultural asset of Muslims but it is the symbol of humanity and adds worth to the Indian state.
The concerned Indian authorities must not be biased if they are actually sincere to their country because the eclipsing of Taj Mahal will simply spoil their impression on the whole world. They will lose their esteem and it will cause not only their financial loss but will affect their image as a nation in the world. I highly condemn the vicious act of eclipsing the Taj Mahal.
By Madiha Mukhtar (SCFB)

 

The brawl on the existence of the testament of love_ The Taj Mahal is highly condemnable. It is a universal asset which everyone is proud of. It is not something that only belongs to Pakistani Muslims but the Indians too share it as their cultural heritage, it is the symbol of love and humanity.
I, being human stand against this scathy act of eclipsing the Taj Mahal.
By Naeema Janjua (SCFB)

 

I got really shocked and distressed when I came across an article in newspaper that “Taj Mahal” has been excluded from the tourists list of India. What to say about this decision? This is nothing but prejudiced and narrow worldview of BJP’s government. What would be the effects of this decision? Have they thought about it ever, before giving a tangible shape to their vicious idea? It will surely not eliminate the luster of the monument rather it has just boosted up mine and every peace loving individual‘s hatred against such a narrow minded nation. It is the symbol of love of humanity, not just related to Muslims. But such a pathetic nation headed by contemptible government cannot comprehend this. By Faria Butt (SCFB)

 

It is shocking to know that UP government was not mentioned the Taj Mahal in the Oak’s booklet. Taj Mahal is the monumental of love and symbol of Indian’s pride but Indians in their prejudice and Islam’s hatred destroying the cultural heritage of Muslims. Art and sculptures, amongst many other things don’t have to have any religion, they are achievements of the entire humanity but unfortunately Indians are not considering it. I agree the UP government’s actions are wrong. Ludicrously shameful I reckon!! By Hafiza Tahira Adeel (SCFB)

 

I was greatly disappointed and impatient after reading this article “Eclipsing the Taj Mahal”. This action of Indian govt. shows Muslim’s enmity and conservative thinking of Hindus. BJP’s government. only announced India as a great liberal state but it is not true in reality. Their blinded decision shows the real face of narrow minded Hindus. BJP’s government. has blinded in Muslim’s hatred that they even can’t understand what they have done. Its mean when a Muslim’s name came in the history of India they were erase them without thinking of its pros and cones. This behavior of Indian govt. shows extremism. Taj mahal isn’t only the symbol of Muslims and mughals but the great heritage of Indian civilization. i totally condemned this action of Indian government.
By Komal Touseef (SCFB)

 

I am writing in respond to article “Eclipsing the Taj Mahal”.The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra by muslim Mughal emperor showing muslim culture.It is one of seven wonders of the modern world, attracting more than six million tourists a year .Although the monument attracts more tourists than any other site in India, it seems it is out of favour with the government of Uttar Pradesh (UP), where it is located.
More than 20% UP’s tourism revenue comes from tourism related to the Taj mahal acts.Tourism minister mentions a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places instead of Taj Mahal.It is certainly damaging the image of the state which is largest state and conceived as representative of the country.
By Rukhshi Arshad (SCFB)

 

Taj Mahal is a famous historical building among the Seven Wonders of World. It is the symbol of love, peace and glorious Mughal architecture. By omitting Taj Mahal in tourist list, Indian government is just showing their narrow mindedness towards Muslims. It is also showing that the Government is politically not mature enough. They are so biased towards Muslims that they on the cost of their own economic loss wants to curtail the importance of a building just because it was built by a Muslim. Taj Mahal which is the symbol of love; now Indian government is making it the symbol of their prejudice and hatred towards the other religions and communities.
I request that this matter should be taken in hand seriously by the world organizations who take cares of historical buildings. By Aysha Ghumman (SCFB)

 

Thousands of tourists visit India to have a glance of symbol of love and humanity. They are not only challenging their own economical asset but also an international repute of themselves. This symbol should be respected in every aspect.
By Farzana Shaheen (SCFB)

 

In response to the article published in THE DAWN newspaper dated 14th oct,2017,it is really alarming that Taj Mahal,which is an architectural marvel of the modern world is removed from the tourist list from UP government of India. This awful act of UP government should be condemned not only by Pakistani Muslims but all the Muslims of South Asia.Taj Mahal is a jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admitted master pieces of the world’s heritage. It’s an Indian pride and shows love of Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal.It is not only increasing tourism in India but a world’s heritage. Its worth should not be devaluated by removing it from tourist book.
By Rehana Bashir (SCFB)

 

With regard to the article of Dawn news paper I would like to draw the attention of relevant authorities towards the “Eclipsing the Taj Mahal”. Taj Mahal is indeed a beautiful structure. It is the symbol of love, peace and glorious Mughal architecture. This building is a source of identification for India all over the world. This is often devalued as per Mughals who ruled Hindustan for hundreds of years promoting brotherhood and religious tolerance among the different religions. The BJPs treatment towards the historical building is reflecting their narrow mindedness towards Islam. Indians hate Muslims and they want to wipe off the history of Mughal kings. They are also destroying their own economy by this act. They should understand their economical benefits, they are earning by the tourists who are coming from all over the world to see Taj Mahal. They are just showing their hate towards minorities. They are destroying their identification which is only harmful for them. I really condemn this act of Indian government.
By Saeeda Kazmi (SCFB)

 

Taj mehal is not the sign of any religion; it is a representation of humanity and love. Shah Jahan always stood for Hindus and helped them in their bad times, but in current situation hate is at its peak. It doesn’t matter If it represents Indian culture or not, but it should be preserved so people can see that how glorious the history was.
By Rabbia Riaz (SCFB)

 

Through the esteemed column of DAWN newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of relevant authorities towards the BJP’s treatment towards Taj Mahal.BJP’s reaction towards a famous historical building among the Seven Wonders of World, reflecting their narrow mindedness towards Muslims. It is also showing that the Government is politically not mature enough that they can understand the benefits they are earning from the tourists and to what extent their action will create unrest among the Muslim community. They are so biased towards Muslims that they on the cost of their own economic loss wants to curtail the importance of a building just because it was built by a Muslim.Mughals who throughout their regime promoted the religious tolerance among different religions and sects has now become the symbol of religious intolerance. Taj Mahal which is the symbol of love; now BJP is making it the symbol of their prejudice and hatred towards the other religions and communities.
I request that this matter should be taken in hand seriously by the world organizations who take cares of historical buildings. Some immediate steps must be taken to stop this grim issue.
By Ruqayya Shahzad (SCFB)

 

With regard I want to give my views in response of article ” Eclipsing the TajMahal.” “TajMahal “ is the great masterpiece of Mughal architecture and also an universal asset.It is the symbol of peace and adds worth to the Indian state but B.J.P’s decision about that historical place is reflecting their narrow mindedness towards Islam and Islamic cultural heritage. Because the Eclipsing of TajMahal will simply ruin their reputation on the whole world and they will also deprived of a source of income. I highly condemn this vicious act of Indian government.
By Misbah Shafique (SCFB)

 

I found it as when a small man becomes too big for his shoes and ambitious, he becomes funny. My okak’s book on that subject does not understand their liberalism. Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum is a true symbol of love of Shahjahan to Mumtaz, has nothing to do with religion and any particular land. Liberal Republic of India does not accept and will never understand it. Ymuna is Hindi sacred river with Taj Mahal is showing our cultural mix which the extremist UP government is not taking in their keen interest. They are not only challenging their own economical asset but also an international repute of themselves by not providing the due respect to it as it is one of the Seven Wonders .
Thousands of tourists visit India to have a glimpse of the symbol of love and humanity. Its not apt for Indians to love to ceate disputes that is creating restless situations in their own motherland.I sadly say that we are not blessed with a peace loving neighbor.
Deleting the Taj Mahal’s name from the list of tourists’ visiting places will never bring any harm to it rather it will bring their vicious nature in lime light .
By Sadia Iftikhar (SCFB)

 

This article provided me a food for thought that in this modern times our respected neighbours have an old way of social living, and that is creating disputes whereas on international level we all are talking about “Peace”.I read the history of Taj Mahal that made me of the view that a white marble mausoleum is a symbol of love ,peace and humanity only.It has nothing to do with casts ,land and any religion and culture even.
Their sacred Ymuna river is flowing with the Taj Mahal which is adding beauty and attraction to it and yearly increasing the number of tourists coming to India not only to see the one of the Seven Wonders but also to enjoy seeing the sacred river attached to it.
Such meaningless disputes are raising disharmony among Indians and ruining the international repute of themselves. They are cutting their own earning hands by not showing the tourists this great monument.
May Allah bless us all from our enemies .Best regards.
By Bushra Habib (SCFB)

 

I read an article that was published in newspaper about “Eclipsing the Taj Mahal” and it raised several questions in my mind. Why is India always making Muslims and Pakistan is a hitting target for anything which may not have a direct link with us? How a symbol of great love can become a dispute or an apple of discard for UP government? How can our culture differs from each other even after living together for thousand years? After a deep thought I got the answers of all these quarries that this extremist government is cutting their own wings to fly high by stopping to show this Wonder to the tourists and will pay a heavy toll on the country’s international image. This monument will ever remain a great symbol of love and peace till it rests on the face of Earth.
Best regards.
By Zoya Ghafoor (SCFB)

 

I am grieved to know that some penurious Indians are trying to destroy the great monument of love- Taj Mahal.Taj mahal is not only a popular building all around India but also across the world .It is among the Seven Wonders of world ,so this building symbolize India around the world .It is really embarrassing for a democratic nation to eclipse one of the assets of the state on the prejudice. It is not only asset of Muslims but it shows the culture heritage of Indians too.I highly condemn this childish andvicious act of eclipsing the Taj Mahal.
By Ammara Ghumman (SCFB)

 

I feel really nostalgic and grieved to learn that Indians have become so inhuman and prejudiced to destroy the greatest monument of love – The Taj Mahal .I am sure that they have totally forgotten how much reputation and charisma it brings to their country .Though this belongs to the great Mughal dynasty but the Indians should not be so pathetic in their memory about history how Mughal had treated the Hindus, how The Great Akbar gave them an extremely important place in his palace and (haram).I am sure this illogical and immature behavior will bring nothing but them shame in the community of worlds’ countries. I highly condemn this ferocious act of the extremists Indians for eclipsing the beauty of The Taj Mahal.
By Sarah Rafique (SCFB)