238 Artefacts Brought Back To India Since 2014, 72 In Repatriation Process: Centre

The Union authorities introduced on Monday (Could 8) that 238 antiquities of Indian origin had been returned to the nation since 2014, with one other 72 within the technique of being repatriated from nations similar to the USA, the UK, Singapore, and Australia, in line with a factsheet launched by the Press Info Bureau (PIB). 

Highlighting the efforts undertaken by the federal government of India with a purpose to deliver again Indian antiquities from all internationally, the factsheet mentioned:  “The federal government of India, beneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is dedicated to bringing again our antiquities and artefacts from internationally”.

“Over centuries, innumerable priceless artefacts, some with deep cultural and non secular significance, had been stolen and smuggled overseas. The federal government adopted a proactive strategy to ‘bringing again Indian artefacts and cultural heritage’. On quite a few overseas visits, Prime Minister mentioned the matter with international leaders and multilateral establishments,” it added.

Based on the federal government, as of April 24, 2023, at the least 251 beneficial antiquities of Indian origin had been retrieved again from numerous nations, 238 of which had been introduced since 2014, and practically 72 antiquities had been within the technique of being repatriated from numerous nations.

“As on April 24, 2023, 251 invaluable antiquities of Indian origin have been retrieved again from completely different nations, out of which 238 have been introduced again since 2014. Additional, practically 72 antiquities are within the technique of being repatriated from numerous nations,” the assertion mentioned. 

Earlier within the month of April, an historic idol of Lord Hanuman, relationship to the late Chola interval and stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu, was traced overseas and returned to the nation, information company PTI had reported citing a senior official.

Based on the report, the Lord Hanuman sculpture was stolen from Shri Varatharaja Perumal, a Vishnu temple within the Pottaveli Vellur space of Tamil Nadu’s Ariyalur district.

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