Sher Shah's guns among 24 ASI protected monuments, artifacts go missing

A total of 24 centrally protected monuments and artefacts including rock inscriptions of Satna in Madhya Pradesh are untraceable, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

New Delhi: A total of 24 centrally protected monuments and artefacts including rock inscriptions of Satna in Madhya Pradesh are untraceable, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

The list includes monument such as Guns of Emperor Sher Shah at Sadia in Tisukia in Guwahati Circle and states in which the monuments were missing are Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Replying to a question, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma, said Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has made efforts to locate the untraceable monuments through field offices based on old records, revenue maps and published reports.

The Minister also said that the National Monuments Authority has not submitted any specific report to the government on disappeared or untraceable historical monuments under ASI.

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