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Co-founder India Pride Project , Author : The Idol Thief. Art Enthusiast, Blogger vj.episteme@gmail.com
22 Nov
The problem in Karnataka was a ticking time bomb - the establishment just ignored the ticks ! None of these cases of theft n vandalism were properly investigated @Tejasvi_Surya @MalavikaBJP @sanjeevsanyal @gchikermane
The raids in Chennai linked to #KapoorLoot suppliers in 2016 and later - nothing was followed up
Direct evidence of rampant idol theft - seized in USA as part of #Kapoorloot since 2012. No action to recover
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20 Nov
Usually i ignore trolls but a certain individual is using his new found popularity on SM to insult genuine champions like @trramesh @jsaideepak @ShefVaidya n many more. i had earlier blocked him as i felt it beneath me to engage in such but seems time has come
His first allegation is disputing this interview where retired head of Idol wing Mdm Thilagavati IPS credits my role in indentifying artefacts linked to Subhash Kapoor. Important to know that Kapoor was arrested in sept 2011 in Germany. Why is the date important ?
He then alleges that i had hijacked FIR's lodged by another IPS officer claiming wrongful credit for his work. So let me begin with the Vriddhachalam Ardhanari - work i did with @ChasingAphrodit #pulitzerfinalist pulitzer.org/finalists/jasoโ€ฆ n @michaelamarea n Srivatsan of @thehindu
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18 Nov
This is another case which emphasizes the importance of a proper archive ( IFP) n also why we need to reopen all closed FIR ( not followed up since 1950s stating untraceble) #BringOurGodsHome
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16 Nov
modernghana.com/news/1043306/dโ€ฆ The men and women of these countries have the right to recover these cultural assets which are part of their beingโ€™. @mafoikprajan @prahladspatel @Tarunvijay @sanjeevsanyal @MinOfCultureGoI @PMOIndia @TThenarasu #BringOurGodsHome
Requests for return of cultural objects that were not looted, or which originated from countries that were not Dutch colonies are to be accepted if they are of special cultural, historical, or religious interest to the country of origin. #LeidenGrants #Anaimanglam
requests for restitution of objects from non-former Dutch colonies must be accompanied by evidence or proof that the object is more appropriately kept in the requesting land than in Holland on religious or cultural ground
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12 Aug
This post is to raise awareness about the damage that the theft of cultural property does to sacred objects on the ground. In a series of images which I will post one a day till Aug 15th ... I hope to tell a story. #1 . #BringOurGodsHome #IndependenceDay Image
This post is to raise awareness about the damage that the theft of cultural property does to sacred objects on the ground. #2 In this series of images which I post one a day till Aug 15th ... I hope to tell a story. #2 . #BringOurGodsHome #IndependenceDay2020 Image
This post is to raise awareness about the damage that the theft of cultural property does to sacred objects on the ground. #3 In this series of images which I post one a day till Aug 15th ... I hope to tell a story. #3 . #BringOurGodsHome #IndependenceDayIndia Image
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