New Delhi: This may be the beginning of a big controversy in Uttar Pradesh and the end may be equally embarrassing for the officials of the Taj Mahal security officials. In an incident which has been reported yesterday, a foreign supermodel who was visiting the Taj mahal on Wednesday was asked to remove her saffron stole with 'Sri Radhey' written on them, which she was wearing to protect herself from heat, before entering the premises. Not just that she was also asked to remove the band which had the sponsor's name on it along with the flag of her country. Promotional events, argued the guide accompanying them, were not allowed inside the premises.
Supermodels from various countries are visiting India to take part in an event in Delhi on 22nd April. Vijay Shivhare, city unit president of BJP, has written a letter to the minister of state for tourism (independent charge) Mahesh Sharma protesting against the ASI action. He has also demanded an action against all those who are guilty in this incident. The BJP workers have been asked by the BJP office bearer to wear saffron attire and protest outside the monument on Saturday. In an effort to further embarrass the ASI they have asked if they will ask the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath also to change his saffron outfit before entering the monument? They further argued that if saffron attire cannot be allowed inside the monument then Muslim skull caps will also be not allowed inside either.
Meanwhile, Bhuvan Vikram Singh, Chief superintending archaeologist of Agra circle said that he was unaware of the incident. He said that he has asked the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials to find out about the incident.