Students Denied Entry to Taj Mahal Because They Didn’t Look “Indian Enough”

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Today in disgusting news: a bunch of students went to visit India’s Taj Mahal were denied entry by security officials because of pure and utter racial discrimination.

According to The Indian Expressthe group of students was denied access to the site by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials because they resembled “foreigners.” The students were from the state of Manipur. However, the security officially thought they were trying to pass off as Indians in order to get a cheaper ticket price.

According to Mashable, The Taj Mahal is among India’s most iconic monuments and it charges foreigners Rs 1,000 ($14.68) for an entry ticket. Indians, on the other hand, have to pay only Rs 40 (58 cents) to enter.

Now, the students lodged a complaint with the Archaeological Survey of India.

 

The students, who belonged to Manipur’s Central Agricultural University, were later allowed inside after the local police intervened.

[via Mashable]

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