Agra, Oct 27: A video has gone viral showing Hindu Jagran Manch leaders hoisting saffron flag within the premises of Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra on Sunday. The Central Industrial Security Force personnel let the activists go after brief questioning.
As per district president of Hindu Jagran Manch youth wing, Gaurav Thakur, he along with two other people – Manvendra Singh and Vishesh, entered Taj Mahal from the eastern gate after buying a ticket at around 12 noon. He claimed to have filled ganga jal in a water bottle and kept the folded saffron flag in his pocket.
They had a selfie stick with them. When they entered into the premises, they reportedly sprinkled ganga jal and hoisted the saffron flag. Meanwhile, the CISF personnel interrupted them and took them to their office.
After noting down their names, addresses and other details, the Hindu Jagran Manch activists were told that such activities were banned in Taj Mahal. According to Hindustan, Gaurav Thakur then contended that namaaz is read in the monument.
He further said that they had come to Tejo Mahalaya to offer puja. The trio were finally let off after an hour of interrogation.