UK returns 15th century idols of Lord Ram, Sita & Lakshman stolen 40 yrs ago to India
16 Sept 2020
Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel virtually attended the handling over ceremony of the three sculptures at the High Commission of India, London. The three sculptures of Lord Rama, Lakshamana and Mata Sita were handed over by British Police to Indian High Commission in London, the state mentsaid.
Speaking on the occasion, Patel expressed his gratitude towards British Police, special Idol Wing, Government of Tamil Nadu , Archaeological Survey of India and therefore the High Commission of India, London for his or her efforts to bring these precious idols back to India.
"It may be a matter of happiness that since independence we received only 13 sculptures from foreign countries but since 2014 we've received quite 40 sculptures and that we try to urge more sculptures in coming years. We are lecture British Museum to bring the Vag Devi idol back to India," Patel said