The tourist, Gautam, told reporters at the Taj Mahal that the official cited security reasons for stopping him from entering with a Lord Krishan idol.
The incident got the attention of local Hindu bodies, whose activists said they will protest against the authorities if action is not taken against those who stopped the tourist.
Earning from the Taj is about 24 per cent of total revenue generated by the ASI from the sale of entry tickets for three financial years from 2019 to 2022.
'Shah Jahan didn't invite quotation to build Taj Mahal': Goa minister's defence on norm violation charge
He made the statement while speaking during the ongoing monsoon session of the state Legislative Assembly.
The Bench comprising Justices Manoj Kumar Gupta and Yogendra Kumar Srivastava fixed September 5 as the next date for hearing in the case.
The entry will be free from 7 am to 10 am for offering namaz at the mosque premises of the historic monument.
Election agents must have doubled up laughing when exchanging notes about their itineraries. One is in Sala. One is in Saali.
The competition, which will take place between July 28 and August 10, will see close to 5,000 visitors, including the players, arriving at the city.
"When you pan for gold, you pan for new words, coinages. Pan India (films) have always been there," the 67-year-old said in response to a question from PTI.
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Reprimanding the petitioner, the division bench, comprising Justice DK Upadhyay and Justice Subhash Vidyarthi, stated, "Tomorrow you will come and ask to go to chambers of honourable judges"
The BJP MP has alsosupported a petition in the Allahabad High Court which has demanded an inquiry into ‘the history’ of the Taj Mahal and a re-opening of its 22 rooms for the truth, whatever it is.
The plea sought a fact-finding inquiry into the "history" of the Taj Mahal, and also opening of the doors of its "22 rooms" to see "the truth, whatever it is".
The seer was stopped on the way to the monument and was taken to another place in the outskirts of Agara.
Two persons were beaten up by visitors when they allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans at Taj Mahal on Tuesday.
A senior ASI official claimed that two youths were suspected to have raised pro-Pakistan slogans during the 'chadarposhi' in the evening and one of them was thrashed by the visitors.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau begins India tour with Taj Mahal visit, hails monument as one of the most beautiful places
Trudeau, in his second visit to the historical monument, was accompanied along with his wife Sophie Gregoire and his three children, Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien.
The Israeli Prime Minister and his wife were welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The controversy around the origin of Taj Mahal was created by the BJP to divert attention from issues including the alleged increase in the wealth of Amit Shah's son, Kanhaiya Kumar alleged.
In Lucknow, Adityanath said the Taj Mahal was Indian in every way as it was built by the blood and sweat of Indian labourers. He also said he would visit the historic monument on October 25.