Despite Centre's Nod, UP Refuses To Open ASI Monuments Housing Places Of Worship
The authorities in Agra have decided that all the 14 monuments, listed by the Culture Ministry to be opened in the city from June 8, will remain shut. These included places of worship near and in Taj Mahal premises — the Fatehpuri Masjid on the south-west corner of Taj Mahal’s entrance, the mosque inside its complex and the Kali Masjid near it, Great Idgah, Humayun Masjid, Jami Masjid among others.
All 3,691 ASI-protected sites were shut on March 17 in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, including the Taj Mahal marking the longest closure of the monument in its 372 days. Union Minister for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel said that the Ministry has approved the opening of 821 certain monuments and that all the protocols issued by the MHA and the Health ministry would apply in these monuments.
According to a list of 821 monuments released by the Ministry, 114 were in the North region, 155 in Central, 170 in West, 279 in South and 103 in East. See the list of living monuments
आज संस्कृति मंत्रालय ने भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण विभाग के संरक्षित ८२० सक्रिय गतिविधियों वाले स्मारकों को ८जून से खोलने की स्वीकृति दी है।गृह एवं स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के नि्र्देशो का पालन हो यही अपेक्षा है @PMOIndia @BJP4MP @incredibleindia @MinOfCultureGoI @BJP4India @— Prahlad Singh Patel (@prahladspatel) June 7, 2020