Agra, Jan 10: A bunch of students from Manipur on Monday alleged that they were asked by a CISF personnel to not to enter Taj Mahal, and he also demanded a proof of their identity. The students who were part of an all India educational tour alleged that they were not admitted as they resembled like foreigners and were trying to pass off as Indians to enter with cheaper tickets. However, later the students were allowed after the involvement of tourism police. A discrimination complaint has been registered and Archaeological Survey of India ordered an investigation into the matter. Also Read - Leopard Spotted in NTPC Premises in Greater Noida, Operation to Trap it Launched
According to Indian Express, the students had produced their IDs and a letter which said that they were on national tour, but the CISF personnel gave no attention to it and this paved the way for an argument between the security people and the professor of students. Also Read - 'Larger Issue', Says DMK's Kanimozhi, Day After Nationality Questioned For Not Knowing Hindi
The complaint said that, following this, students with Aadhar cards were allowed and the remaining stepped in post intervention of tourism police. Also Read - DMK MP Kanimozhi Alleges CISF Official Asked if She Was Indian; Probe Ordered
At the Taj Mahal, tickets for foreign tourists is for Rs 1,000 each, and a ticket for an Indian is Rs 40.