New Delhi, July 13: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued orders to allow photography within the premises of centrally protected monuments, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned the logic behind the existing restrictions at an event. According to a PTI report, the order said that photography would be allowed in all the monuments and archaeological sites administered by the ASI, except the mausoleum at Taj Mahal, the Ajanta Caves and the Leh Palace
Union minister Mahesh Sharma tweeted, saying, "Inspired by the vision of Hon'ble PM and his guidance this morning...it has been decided to allow photography within the premises of all centrally protected monuments, except Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace and mausoleum of Taj Mahal."
Read the order here
Inspired by the vision of hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji & his guidance this morning while inaugurating the new HQ of ASI, It has been decided to allow photography within the premises of all centrally protected monuments except Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace and mausoleum of TajMahal. pic.twitter.com/0pI3QV9gJj
— Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) July 12, 2018
Modi questioned that why are people prohibited from taking photographs at certain monuments when technology allowed satellites to take pictures from far away.
(With inputs from PTI)