The incident took place on Thursday morning at about 8 am . About six Malayasian women tourists accompanied by an Indian entered Taj. Later, a video went viral in which these women were seen holding their national flag on the pathway near the central tank.
The 369th Úrs’of Shah Jahan had begun in the Taj Mahal post noon on Tuesday, with the opening of the passage leading to the basement of the monument, housing the original graves of the emperor and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The proceedings began with opening of the locked passage . The ‘zayareen’(devotees) got inside and prayer was offered. The important ritual on first day is of ‘gusl’ (bathing) of the graves in the basement lying closed for nearly a year.
The three day ‘Úrs’ is an annual event organised at the Taj Mahal and the Archaeological Survey of India waives off entry ticket for this event but this time, a petition was filed in the court of IV Additional Civil Judge (Junior Division) in Agra on Friday by the Agra unit of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha.