Hindu fringe group prayed to Shiva in Taj Mahal

Member of a hindu group allegedly entered the premises of Taj Mahal with Safron Flag on 25th October,2020. They claim that Taj Mahal was built after demolishing a Lord Shiva temple which is why they entered and prayed to Lord Shiva. In the video, Thakur is seen sitting on a bench on the Taj compound with his eyes closed while another man stands behind him holding a saffron flag. A third man is seen recording the two on his mobile phone. A fourth person would have shot the video. Gaurav Thakur, Agra's local president of the outfit, also claimed that the temple upon which the present architectural marvel is built was originally a temple named - Tejo Mahalaya, and they have visiting for last five years to pray there.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Taj Mahal
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: October 25, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Hurting religious sentiments
  • Name of the victim : Muslim
    Name of Perpetrator Gaurav Thakur
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Agra
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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