08
JAN
2018

Eclipsing The Taj Mahal

REMARKS BY THE TEACHERS OF SCFB (School Section)

• 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• I got really shocked and distressed when I came across an article in your 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• I am writing in respond to your 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-School Sec)

• I don’t like such rapid rise of a misplaced and chauvinist Hindu nationalism and all Hindus barring a few northerners view it that way! Art and sculptures, amongst many other things doesn’t have to have any religion, they are achievements of the entire humanity. History is only secondary but this is no way to undo them. Ludicrously shameful I reckon!!!
By Huma Rauf (SCFB-School Sec)

• I agree that the UP government’s actions are wrong. I don’t know what exactly was in the mind of Yogi when he said that ” giving replica of Taj Mahal as a gift is not Indian culture.” But there is strong belief amongst many orthodox Hindus that Taj Mahal being a Tomb , a replica should not be kept in the house…it is a bad omen. And many don’t even get the replica home leave apart gifting it as the recipient may not like it. Taj Mahal should have nothing to do with religion.I don’t like such rapid rise of a misplaced and chauvinist Hindu nationalism and all Hindus barring a few northerners view it that way ! Art and sculptures, amongst many other things doesn’t have to have any religion, they are achievements of the entire humanity. History is only secondary but this is no way to undo them.
By Sanam Shaheen (SCFB-School Sec)

• I don’t know what exactly was in the mind of Yogi when he said that ” giving replica of Taj Mahal as a gift is not Indian culture.” But there is strong belief amongst many orthodox Hindus that Taj Mahal being a Tomb , a replica should not be kept in the house…it is a bad omen. And many don’t even get the replica home leave apart gifting it as the recipient may not like it.
The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, popularly known as Sidi Saiyyid ni Jali locally, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad and replica of Jali was gifted to Chinese and Japanese PMs by Modi. It is a masterpiece
Question here is not of preservation of Heritage Structure but gifting of a replica of Makbara ….Hindus believe in cremation of the dead. Yoginath is an orthodox Hindu Priest.
By Sumrah Khan (SCFB-School Sec)

• TajMahal does not need branding anymore; no one can eclipse or ignore the site. It is a wise business decision to advertise more emerging tourism sites. TajMahal is maintained well and continues to excite people across the world.
No doubt TajMahal is a great masterpiece and is well marketed – but it is nowhere near the kailasa temple (verul/Ellora) in Maharashtra. No one would disagree. This is the ultimate wonder. so no one can agree to eclipse the TajMahal.
By Asia perveen (SCFB-School Sec)

• Through the esteemed column of your newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of relevant authorities towards the Indian government’s treatment towards Taj Mahal. As 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• In response to the article published in your 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• I have read an important and heart breaking news in your news paper that splendid Taj Mahal has been excluded from the list of Indian cultural heritage. I strictly condemn this unethical, prejudice and biased decision made by the UP government of India. As Taj Mahal is not only a visiting place in India but it shows splendor and grandeur of Indian Muslims. It is an epitome of beauty and fine example of Mughal architecture, symbol of love and peace. This decision shows blind and extreme hate of Indian Hindus against the Muslims.
Taj Mahal is not the property of Indian Hindus or Muslims as UNISCO recognition indicates that it belongs to all of Humanity. This decision shows bigotry of Indian Government that cannot surely dim the luster of Taj mahal’s Charm. This decision has increased its worth.
By Nafeesa Naveed (SCFB-School Sec)

• I agree with you sir, as Taj Mehal is a representation of pure sign of love, though it is a Muslim’s culture and helping Indian government in their economy. The decision that Indian government has taken is symbol of their hatred but it should be preserved for the coming generations.
By Najam-us-sahar (SCFB-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• Through the esteemed column of your 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-School Sec)

• With regard I want to give my views in response of your 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• I read an article that was published in your 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-School Sec)

• It is piece of art that attracts many tourists, but I think it’s their country, their government, their decision, their economy, their GDP, let them do whatever they want to. There are many other issues that need pen’s attention, address them.
By Filza Saeed. (SCFB-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)

• 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-School Sec)