India asks Ashmolean Museum for bronze statue back

THE Indian government has requested a museum in Oxford to return a statue that was 'stolen' from a temple in the 1960s.

The 15th-century bronze statue of Saint Tirumankai Alvar currently sits in the Ashmolean Museum, but there are questions as to where it has come from.

ALSO READ:Rembrandt exhibition at Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

The Guardian reported that the Indian high commission in London said it had received a report from...
source: This is Oxfordshire

2020-02-21 22:02
Latest news from Oxford
today 11:20 BP cuts spending to strengthen finances amid ‘brutal’ conditions
today 11:20 MPs urge Britons who were stranded abroad by coronavirus to share stories
today 11:20 Third of councils axe garden waste collections as Covid-19 hits staffing
today 11:20 Internet safety boss: We are at war over harmful online content
today 11:20 Morrisons not liable for actions of employee over data leak, Supreme Court rules
today 11:20 Covid-19: No ‘immediate prospect’ of mass NHS staff testing
today 11:20 Covid-19: No ‘immediate prospect’ of mass NHS staff testing
today 11:20 Incoming chief executive Sean Jarvis raring to go at Leicestershire
today 11:20 Remember When: Raymond Tuckwell Thames rescue at Oxford in 1970
today 11:20 'China should pay the world'
today 11:20 Opticians deliver glasses to customers during coronavirus lockdown
today 11:20 'Thank you Oxford Mail'
today 11:20 Full-fibre broadband rollout planned for Oxfordshire
today 11:20 Zoom or Skype conference calls could be possible for council meetings
today 11:20 Barton community association helps hungry in coronavirus lockdown
today 11:20 BP cuts spending to strengthen finances amid ‘brutal’ conditions
today 11:20 MPs urge Britons who were stranded abroad by coronavirus to share stories
today 11:20 Third of councils axe garden waste collections as Covid-19 hits staffing
today 11:20 Internet safety boss: We are at war over harmful online content
today 11:20 Morrisons not liable for actions of employee over data leak, Supreme Court rules
today 11:20 Covid-19: No ‘immediate prospect’ of mass NHS staff testing
today 11:20 Covid-19: No ‘immediate prospect’ of mass NHS staff testing
today 11:20 Incoming chief executive Sean Jarvis raring to go at Leicestershire
today 11:20 Remember When: Raymond Tuckwell Thames rescue at Oxford in 1970
today 11:20 'China should pay the world'
today 11:20 Opticians deliver glasses to customers during coronavirus lockdown
today 11:20 'Thank you Oxford Mail'
today 11:20 Full-fibre broadband rollout planned for Oxfordshire
today 11:20 Zoom or Skype conference calls could be possible for council meetings
today 11:20 Barton community association helps hungry in coronavirus lockdown
today 11:20 BP cuts spending to strengthen finances amid ‘brutal’ conditions
today 11:20 MPs urge Britons who were stranded abroad by coronavirus to share stories
today 11:20 Third of councils axe garden waste collections as Covid-19 hits staffing
today 11:20 Internet safety boss: We are at war over harmful online content
today 11:20 Morrisons not liable for actions of employee over data leak, Supreme Court rules
today 11:20 Covid-19: No ‘immediate prospect’ of mass NHS staff testing
today 11:20 Incoming chief executive Sean Jarvis raring to go at Leicestershire
today 11:20 Full-fibre broadband rollout planned for Oxfordshire
today 11:20 Zoom or Skype conference calls could be possible for council meetings
today 11:20 Barton community association helps hungry in coronavirus lockdown
today 10:59 Opticians deliver glasses to customers during coronavirus lockdown
today 10:59 'Thank you Oxford Mail'
today 10:17 April frost kills off early market buds as FTSE falls again
today 10:17 Loss of smell, taste could be strongest symptom of Covid-19, say UK researchers
today 10:17 Loss of smell, taste could be strongest symptom of Covid-19, say UK researchers
today 10:17 A fifth of small firms will run out of cash in a month, report says
today 10:17 Police given new guidance on enforcing coronavirus lockdown after backlash
today 10:17 Translink boss warns £100m needed to continue services after Covid-19 crisis
today 10:17 Coronavirus: Supporters unions meeting to discuss wage deferrals and contract extensions
today 10:17 FIFPRO call for safeguards to manage player workload in condensed 2020-21 season
Latest news from Great Britain
today 11:14 The 13 reasons why you can leave your home without being stopped by police
today 11:14 The 13 reasons why you can leave your home without being stopped by police
today 11:05 Footballers want help for increased workload as FIFPRO call for safeguards ahead of condensed campaign
today 11:05 West Lothian Dog Trust thanks public
today 11:05 The parts of Renfrewshire beauty spots you are now banned from visiting and when police might pull you over
today 11:05 Coronavirus strongest symptom identified after more than a million people analysed
today 11:05 Blogger who believes state tried to frame Alex Salmond asking for donations after buying £600k mansion
today 11:05 Female witness in Alex Salmond trial says complainants fear for their safety
today 11:05 Trial without jury in Scottish courts shelved after backlash to emergency plan
today 11:02 Coronavirus: Government insists 'significant progress' amid questions over UK testing level The UK will be able to test 25,000 people per day by "mid-April" - as Germany tests as many as 500,000 per week.
today 11:02 Coronavirus: Boris Johnson cabinet using Zoom video for meetings despite MOD ban - in move labelled 'astounding' Images of the PM using the app with colleagues so they comply with coronavirus social-distancing rules were released by Number 10.
today 11:02 ‘London’s most dangerous woman’ who stalked church warden jailed for breaching restraining order
today 11:02 Mum stabbed seven times after waking to find man strangling daughter
today 11:02 GMB's Dr Hilary outlines frightening reality of funerals amid UK's coronavirus epidemic
today 11:02 EuroMillions winning numbers: Who won EuroMillions? What were EuroMillions winning numbers
today 11:02 'Cut us some slack' say police slammed for lockdown blitz
today 11:02 BBC coronavirus: UK 'learning' from other countries in COVID-19 fight as pandemic worsens
today 11:02 Max Verstappen's boss reveals truth behind F1 team's proposed 'coronavirus camp'
today 11:02 Coronavirus: 13-year old becomes the UK's youngest victim - what were his symptoms?
today 11:02 The One Show: Matt Baker hosts his final show from the sofa at his family home
today 11:02 Holidays 2021 MAP: Top 10 UK bucket list destinations for next year as Britons plan ahead
today 11:02 Elvis Presley SECRETS: The King’s favourite music revealed in new Inside Graceland video
today 11:02 Michael Jackson: Jacques Peretti admits 'regret' over questions in Real Michael Jackson
today 11:02 Coronavirus cleaning tips: How to disinfect your home and kill germs amid COVID-19 crisis
today 11:02 China coronavirus cases: Measures could have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases
today 11:02 Vitamin B7 deficiency symptoms: The sign in your hair you're lacking in the vital vitamin
today 11:02 Vote Leave insiders make shock claim about Dominic Cummings: 'He didn't run the campaign!'
today 11:02 Carol Kirkwood: BBC Breakfast star hits back as viewers query her move 'Does my head in'
today 11:02 ‘You have to shut them down!’ Phillip Schofield rages as Wuhan wet markets reopen
today 11:02 ‘Concealing the truth’ Chinese whistleblower speaks out on COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan
today 11:02 Fuel prices see biggest weekly fall with prices under £1 a litre for petrol
today 11:02 Sussex shock: Staggering reason behind Meghan Markle's Instagram exposed
today 10:14 UK to speed up coronavirus testing as criticism grows
today 10:11 The top 50 films of all time according to IMDB - and where to watch them
today 10:11 New housing plans as council battles demand for affordable homes
today 10:11 The smooth transition to home working that keeps Hull tech companies going
today 10:11 Rugby League news: NRL players sacked over schoolgirl scandal, Mose Masoe on recovery, Leeds' 'biggest challenge'
today 09:59 Coronavirus: George Alagiah says cancer gives him 'an edge' as he reveals COVID-19 diagnosis The BBC presenter was diagnosed with cancer for a second time in 2017, and said he was on a treatment break earlier this month.
today 09:59 Coronavirus: Wine sales rise 'dramatically' as UK locked down UK-based producer Chapel Down said sales online had multiplied "dramatically" at a time when pubs and other venues were closed.
today 09:59 Germany tests 500,000 a week, so why can’t UK even do a quarter of that?
today 09:59 Man jailed for spitting at police and saying he had coronavirus
today 09:59 ‘Most people’ landing in UK won’t be tested for coronavirus, says Cabinet minister
today 09:59 Over £50,000 raised for funeral of UK’s youngest coronavirus victim, 13
today 09:59 Banks suspend dividends to save money amid coronavirus pandemic
today 09:59 Coronavirus symptoms: The easily missable sign that could mean you have COVID-19
today 09:59 'Just after easy targets!' Police ARE being overzealous with coronavirus lockdown - POLL
today 09:59 Jon Ashworth coughs but insists it's NOT coronavirus 'I'm not coming down with anything!'
today 09:59 Virgin Australia reveals toilet paper April Fool’s Day prank - but it’s not what you think
today 09:59 'It's not funny!' Germany BANS April Fool's Day jokes amid coronavirus lockdown
today 09:59 Queen birthday: How will the Queen celebrate her birthday this year?
Watch the news from UK on Facebook