MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: MOUS TO REPATRIATE SMUGGLED ANTIQUITIES

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Source: Government of India (2)

Posted On: 05 FEB 2024 5:29PM by PIB Delhi

A total of 314 antiquities have been repatriated during last five years. Country-wise list is as below:-

Country

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Total

USA

157

105

262

UK

1

5

1

1

7

15

Canada

1

1

Australia

1

3

29

2

35

Italy

1

1

Total

02

08

159

30

115

314

whenever theft of an antiquity is reported, FIR is lodged in concerned police station and ‘Look Out Notice’ is issued to law enforcement agencies including Custom Exit Channels to keep vigil to trace stolen antiquity and prevent its illegal export. In case, antiquity is traced, case is pursued by concerned law enforcement agency in coordination with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for recovery. To address the issue of repatriation during the discussion in Culture Working Group during G-20. The subject was titled, “Re(ad)dress: Return of Treasures”.

This information was given by Union Minister for Culture, Tourism And Development of North Eastern Region Shri G.Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha today.

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