Four men arrested for waving saffron flags at Taj Mahal

Four members of a right-wing group were held by the Tajgang police in Agra, Uttar Pradesh after they waved saffron flags on the premises. Notably, the Taj Mahal was opened to visitors on Saturday amid concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"Police said the four youths who have been arrested are members of a right-wing outfit and they had entered the Taj Mahal Monday afternoon through the Eastern Gate. They waved saffron flags and also uploaded a 10-second video of the act on YouTube." the PTI reported.

A day earlier, many had reacted to the reopening of the monument amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Taj Mahal Opened For Visitors, Distancing & Mask Must

 

NEW DELHI: After about three months of shut-down of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Government  has decided to allow entry of visitors to the 17th-century monument from Monday, a Union Tourism Ministry official stated in a tweet.

While at the peak level, about 80,000 visitors at Agra in UP, a decision has been taken to allow only 5,000 visitors to the historical site per day.

“All centrally protected monuments & sites shall be bound by the protocols like sanitization, social distancing & other health protocols,” the official said.

It may be pertinent to state that authorities are reopening the Taj and other historical sites around a time when the COVID-19 landscape in the country is turning extremely critical.

However, with too many containment zones around the Taj and shops and hotels in the vicinity closed, the department itself is not expecting too many visitors.

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