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India retrieves idol of Lord Hanuman stolen in 14-15th century, PM Modi says constantly working to ensure prized heritage comes back home

New Delhi: India has till date retrieved 251 antiquities from different countries, and of which 238 have been brought back home since 2014.
The metal idol of Lord Hanuman that was stolen from a Vishnu Temple, Shri Varatharaja Perumal, Pottaveli Vellur from Ariyalur Dist in Tamil Nadu was just handed over to the Indian Embassy in Australia, Union Minister For Culture G Kishan Reddy tweeted, attaching the picture of the idol. The idol was stolen back in the Chola Period (14th -15th century).
Sharing Reddy's tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, "We are constantly working towards ensuring our prized heritage comes back home."
According to the central government, the Archaeological Survey of India is constantly making its best efforts to retrieve the antiquities which have been taken away from the country in violation of the Antiquates and Art Treasure Act, 1972.
The ASI is constantly making its best efforts through Indian Missions abroad for retrieval of illegally exported antiquities. Efforts are made to retrieve such antiquities as and when they surface in foreign countries. (ANI)

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