Sea Of Trash Around Taj Mahal Shocks Netizens

by Sanjana Shenoy
Sea Of Trash Around Taj Mahal Shocks Netizens

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage and also the most Googled landmark in the world. Every year, the Taj Mahal is visited by 7 to 8 million visitors annually with 0.8 million from abroad. The marble mausoleum built by Mughal King Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz is one of the romantic monuments in the world. Amid all its beauty and romance, the Taj Mahal has a murky truth and you’d find it in its surroundings. Read on to know more.

Child Activist Posts Shocking Picture Of Taj Mahal

10-year-old climate activist Licypriya Kangujam has shared shocking pictures of trash around the Taj Mahal on Twitter. In the picture the child activist is seen holding a placard that reads “Behind the beauty of Taj Mahal is plastic pollution.” There is a sea of garbage around Licypriya with the beautiful Taj Mahal almost peeking unassumingly in the background. It would leave you wondering if this is truly the most beautiful place in the world.

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Plastic Pollution Engulfs Taj Mahal

She further added in her caption that while people may say it’s very polluted, plastic pollution starts from just one piece of polythene bag and one simple plastic water bottle. Plastic pollution is indeed engulfing the Taj Mahal. It’s devastating to witness that Asia’s second most visited tourist spot is situated in the 8th most polluted city in the world. It’s truly a wake-up call for people to combat plastic pollution. The world’s most beautiful monuments remain beautiful only if their surroundings are clean and pollution and plastic-free. Meanwhile, did you know that a Delhi cafe offers free meals in exchange of plastic?