Now, people can click photograph at protected Monuments, it is allowed in all of the monuments after a question was raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM questioned the logic behind the existing restrictions at an event.
After raising the question by PM Modi the Archaeological Survey of India has issued orders to allow photography within the premises of centrally protected monuments, despite the mausoleum at Taj Mahal, the Ajanta Caves, and the Leh Palace.
As per the report, 3,686 ancient monuments and archaeological sitesare administers and are managed by the Archaeological Survey of India and it remains of national importance.
Union minister Mahesh Sharma tweeted, “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 the mausoleum of Taj Mahal.”
PM Narendra Modi raised a question on a prohibition of photography during inaugurating Dharovar Bhawan in a new building at the ASI’s headquarters. PM said that ”when technology allowed satellites to take pictures from far away why it prohibits people from taking photographs at certain monuments”
PM Modi said that when he thought regarding the prohibition of Photography, he found that it was not right not allowing photography at historical monuments.
As per the 2016 order, Professional photographers, historians, and academicians were required to take permission from the Archaeological Survey of India and they stand to gain the most by today’s order.
Licensed photographers allowed to operate commercially in protected monuments as per the ASI order in 2016.