Religious Groups Feud Over Ownership of Taj Mahal

April 19, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

On April 19, 2005 Yahoo! News reported, "Indian religious groups are squabbling over who owns the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and a huge money-spinner. The Archaeological Survey of India, which has run the Taj since the late 19th century, has asked the central government to let it keep the 350-year-old monument to enduring love. But a leading Sunni Muslim body, some Shia Muslim leaders and a right-wing Hindu group allied to the former government are all laying claim to the tomb on the banks of the sacred but polluted Yamuna river at Agra, 200 km, south of New Delhi."