Taj be­longs to In­dia, not re­li­gious boards: Mughal heir

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

YH Tucy, who claims to be the great grand­son of last Mughal Em­peror Ba­hadur Shah Za­far, said the Sunni Waqf Board has no claim over the Taj Ma­hal and Ay­o­d­hya’s Babri Masjid land.

The Taj Ma­hal is the na­tion’s prop­erty and no one can claim any right over it, Tucy said in an in­ter­view. “Re­mem­ber Shah Ja­han has not writ­ten a deed in favour of Waqf,” Tucy said. “As for con­struc­tion of the Ram Mandir in Ay­o­d­hya, I do not see any rea­son why the tem­ple should not be built. I will sup­port any move that brings dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties to­gether and bridge the com­mu­nal di­vide,” Tucy said.

“The Sunni Waqf is a big land-grab­ber. They do not have even chairs and ta­bles in their of­fices, how can they man­age the Taj? “They just want me­dia at­ten­tion and for that cre­ate dif­fer­ences among Hin­dus and Mus­lims. As the di­rect de­scen­dant of Mughals, my case is pend­ing in SC for ap­point­ment as Mu­tavvli, I will give these prop­er­ties to the gov­ern­ment.”

He said no one had a right to play pol­i­tics in the name of Taj Ma­hal.

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