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Ah Taj! World’s wonder, a blot for BJP; UP govt desire to replace history with myth

This is not the first time that there has been controversy related to the Taj Mahal, the 17th century mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Earlier, the government was dragged into a bizarre row over whether the Taj Mahal should be converted into a Hindu temple. In 2015, a group of lawyers had gone to court, claiming that the monument was an ancient Shiva temple. Now with an Yogi as CM, the Uttar Pradesh government wants to replace the ethereal Taj Mahal with Ram and Shivaji as part of Indian history for want of displaying anything better.