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    Stolen idols returned by United Kingdom to Indian Consulate in London

    We all know that the Britishers took away Kohinoor Diamond and till date it is embedded in the crown of Queen of England. Slowly but steadily things are changing and UK has recently returned 3 idols to Indian Government that were stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu way back in 1978.

    The statues were of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman and they have been handed over to the Indian consulate in London.

    There is a lot more that has been taken away from India and they must be returned to the us. Our heritage and culture must be preserved and respected and this is a welcome step by UK.
  • #710185
    Good on the part of UK government for handing over the stolen Kohinoor diamond and the idols to Indian Consulate at London as that were moved from Tamil Nadu in those days and now the good sense has been prevailed. History has been the witness to what has happened in those days as how the Britishers were greedy and taken everything available to them and now they feel shamed for having done the swindling act and they returned the things to India with due respect. This is one more testimony that hard earned things, and acquired articles cannot be kept with someone who are not the real owners.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #710187
    This is a very nice gesture from the British Govt that they are returning some of the valuable heritage and cultural things to India. If we go through the history of Indian peninsula then many times invaders came here and then taken many such valuable things with them which are today decorating the drawing rooms of the affluent and rich people there in the western countries. Today India is slowly emerging as an economic and military power in this region and many countries are changing their outlook about India and we can take advantage of this situation by making a call to other countries also who are possessing our cultural and heritage value items to return them to us. This is a good opportunity to think on those lines and insist for this reversal.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #710188
    No Mohan Sir, they have not yet returned the Kohinoor diamond, That they still have it in the crown of queen. We want that too.
    Live before you leave.

  • #710199
    It is a matter of joy that we got only 13 statues back from abroad after attaining independence, but since 2014 we have been able to bring back more than 40 statues and are trying to bring more artifacts in the coming years. The statues of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Mata Sita, made of brass, are a unique specimen of Indian metal art which was stolen from the Sri Rajagopalaswamy temple at Ananthamangalam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    Swati Sharma

    Keep your Face to the SunShine

  • #710201
    This is good to note that we are getting back some of our idols which are symbols of our rich culture and heritage. Many such idols and valuables were stolen from India. The present government is trying to get back those items back and to some extent they are successful. Our country is one of the worst-hit countries where valuables were taken away by other countries. I think the then rulers in the country might have supported them also. But after independence, the various governments are trying to get them back and in recent years the positive results are seen more often.
    If the government can bring back the Kohinoor Diamond also from the UK, that will be a big achievement to our country and we can be happy that our diamond has come back to its native place. Let us be optimistic and wait to receive the diamond in our country shortly.

    always confident

  • #710295
    I feel that this is a good news that other countries are returning our valuables belonging to earlier times and that would pave a way to the friendliness between the two countries. It is definitely in a good taste.
    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

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