ASI Rises to Replace Antiquated Law to Keep Artefacts Intact

23 Jun 2014 8:40 AM | Anonymous

ASI Rises to Replace Antiquated Law to Keep Artefacts Intact

Published: 22nd June 2014 01:18 AM

Last Updated: 22nd June 2014 01:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Last year, a 1,000-year-old Yogini sculpture stolen from a temple in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh returned to India from Paris owing to the magnanimity of its current owner. However, thousands are still smuggled out of the country, and end up going under the hammer every year.

With the new government in place, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is making yet another effort to change the 40-year-old law that, instead of preventing smuggling, was leading to antiques being smuggled out of the country.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ASI-Rises-to-Replace-Antiquated-Law-to-Keep-Artefacts-Intact/2014/06/22/article2292625.ece
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