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Taj belongs to India, not religious boards: Mughal heir


Agra : 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.