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Taj belongs to India, not religious boards: Mughal descendant


Y.H. Tucy, who claims to be the great grandson of last Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar, has said the has no claim over the and Ayodhya's land.

The Taj Mahal, is the nation's property and no one can claim any right over it, Tucy told IANS, in an interview. "Remember 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 and for that create differences among Hindus and Muslims.

"As the direct descendant of Mughals, my case is pending in the for appointment as Mutavvli, I will give these properties to the "

He said no one had a right to play in the name of Taj Mahal, which is a national treasure. "I invited the Hindu Mahasabha and members of the activists for the of "

The of that ended on Sunday was attended by over 35,000 people. A 1,111 metre long saptrangi chadar was offered at the end in a ceremonial procession.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 11:50 IST