Committed to bring back smuggled antiquities, says Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma

Written by: IANS
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New Delhi, Mar 16: The government is committed to bring back Indian antiquities which have been illegally exported, the Parliament was told on Monday.

These include a torso of Lord Vishnu located in the US, Khajuraho parrot lady from Edmonton in Canada's Alberta and a Chola-era bronze statue from Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The government has approached the foreign countries through the missions abroad for their retrieval, he added.


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