The bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Madan B Lokur has directed the UP government to prepare a broad and inclusive document with a vision to protect the Taj Mahal in future as the current temporary, informal measures are not adequate for protecting the taj in the long future.
The court stated that the steps which are proposed by the government are not sufficient and the government is required to think beyond its bureaucratic approach and come up with the steps which will be beneficial in long run. The court further stated the all the stakeholders and government should come together and explore the ways to preserve the Taj Mahal for the future generations.
The court further stated that in the strategy planning and discussion people from civil society inclusive of experts from different fields need to be included. The experts from the field of cultural heritage, historical heritage, environment and wildlife must be a part of the strategic planning to protect Taj Mahal for hundred years.
The court asked the government to not only ask the experts but also the persons of civil society like the petitioner M.C.Mehta, the environmentalist who has given 33 years to protect the monument and the environment.
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