During the hearing, the High Court questioned the propriety of the demand for the formation of a fact-finding committee and asked the petitioners, what do they want to know about forming the committee? The court said that the petition is not based on proper and judicial issues.
The High Court said that it is not the job of the court to decide who built the Taj Mahal. So tomorrow you will demand from the judges to go to their chamber. According to the demand of the petitioner, this court cannot constitute a fact-finding committee. The court will not interfere in this matter. The job of the court is not to verify and research historical facts. It is appropriate to leave this work to the experts and historians of historical facts. We cannot entertain such a petition. The issues on which the petitioner’s demand and a plea from the court are not within the scope of judicial review. The court said in the order that in the Monuments Act 1951, is there any mention or declaration that the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughals only?
Citing claims by some historians and Hindu groups about the Taj Mahal being an old Shiv Temple. The plea was filed by Rajneesh Singh, a BJP youth media in charge, before the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court that sought the directions to the Archaeological Survey of India to probe the 22 closed doors in the Taj Mahal to ascertain the presence of the idols of Hindu deities.
The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the tomb of his wife Mumtaz. The constriction of the marble monument began in 1632 and took 22 years to finally be completed in 1653