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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Culture

 RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1899
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 10, 2014 / AGRAHAYANA 19, 1936 (SAKA)

 QUESTION
Reclaiming Antique Swords of Rani Chennamma

 

1899. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state;

(a)   whether it is a fact that the antique swords of Rani Chennamma of Kittur have been housed in a London Museum, as reported by themedia;

(b)   if so, the details thereof;

(c)    whether Government has made efforts to ensure these antiques arereturned to India at the earliest; and

(d)   if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

Answer
Minister Of State For Culture & Tourism (Independentcharge) And
Minister Of State For Civil Aviation
(Dr. Mahesh Sharma)

(a): No, Sir. As per report received from High Commission of India atLondon, UK, no such object is displayed in British Museum atLondon.

(b)to(d): Question does not arise.