Taj Mahal saffron scarf row - Government denies involvement of CISF, ASI

Posted on:24 Apr 2017 10:11:14
Taj Mahal saffron scarf row - Government denies involvement of CISF, ASI
24 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • The government on Sunday denied any involvement of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in restricting foreign models from entering Taj Mahal wearing saffron scarves inscribed with name of Lord Ram.

  • A couple of international models, sporting such scarves, were reportedly asked to remove them when they were about to enter the 17th century monument last week.

  • The ministry clarified that no such action was taken by any employee of the CISF and the ASI.

  •  The officials informed that there is no restriction on colour, religious design or inscriptions on the scarves or dresses of visitors coming to see the Tajmahal.



  • The government on Sunday denied any involvement of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in restricting foreign models from entering Taj Mahal wearing saffron scarves inscribed with name of Lord Ram.

  • A couple of international models, sporting such scarves, were reportedly asked to remove them when they were about to enter the 17th century monument last week.

  • The ministry clarified that no such action was taken by any employee of the CISF and the ASI.

  •  The officials informed that there is no restriction on colour, religious design or inscriptions on the scarves or dresses of visitors coming to see the Tajmahal.


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