The Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism, and Culture presented its “Three Hundred Forty Eighth Report” addressing the issue of “Heritage Theft – The Illegal Trade in Indian Antiquities and the Challenges of Retrieving and Safeguarding Our Tangible Cultural Heritage” in both Houses of Parliament.
The committee recommended the establishment of a specialized team called the “dedicated cultural heritage squad” to focus on recovering stolen antiquities. This squad would consist of trained officers equipped with expertise in various aspects of retrieval, drawing inspiration from similar practices followed by various countries. Furthermore, the committee proposed the formation of a “multi-departmental task force” to expedite the retrieval process, involving collaboration from different government departments.
The aim is to tackle the illegal trade in Indian antiquities and protect the nation’s tangible cultural heritage more effectively.
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