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Here is a status update on India’s stolen heritage. Tweet thread below. 1/14
As you all know, UNESCO estimates that 50,000 objects were smuggled out of India till 1989. Experts disagree on the number, but even one is far too many 2/14
Many of these are proudly displayed in museums and collections abroad. 3/14
Historically, India has never bothered to #BringOurGodsHome. It is the ONLY remnant of colonial-oppression that we have allowed to exist. 4/14…
But since 2014, 6 nations have returned India’s stolen heritage. 4 of them personally received by PM Modi (a significant diplomatic gesture). 5/14
The biggest victory for India was in June 2016, when USA offered back 200 stolen artifacts to India. 6/14
However Modi ji’s personal enthusiasm hasn’t yet trickled down to his officers; who have brought back only 27 of these. 🙁7/14
President Macron recently declared that France would return heritage from Ghana taken away during the colonial-era. 8/14
Jeremy Corbyn has promised to return Greek heritage if he becomes prime minister 9/14…
Similar voices have been raised from India as well; and hopefully @pmoindia will not let the opportunity slip away. 10/14…
There is a HUGE opportunity for India to reclaim its position in the world. Just imagine the power-shift that this singular image conveys. 11/14
And helps India reclaim its stolen pride. 12/14
We hope you take this issue as seriously as we do, and join our efforts. Volunteer here 👉🏽 13/14
Don’t outsource this to some sanstha, or NGO or Government.
Remember, no one cares about YOUR issue unless YOU do. 14/14 (end)
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