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No, Taj Mahal is not a Hindu Temple

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The government of India has rejected claims by a group of lawyers who claimed the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.

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What the actual story is?

A group of lawyers filed a petition in a court last year saying that the monument should be handed over to Hindus and urged to court to declare the monument a Hindu temple. Contradicting lawyers, culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said the government had not found any evidence to support the claim.

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The Taj Mahal, a 17th Century mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a Muslim, after his wife’s death, attracts about 12,000 visitors a day.