Archaeologists and eminent citizens who had been opposing sending the country's artefacts to an exhibition in France welcomed the government decision of cancelling any further shipment of the artefacts until the relic heist incidence is resolvedDecember 25, 2007 – 23:06
Govt decision to stop sending artefacts hailed
Archaeologists and eminent citizens who had been opposing sending the country’s artefacts to an exhibition in France welcomed the government decision of cancelling any further shipment of the artefacts until the relic heist incidence is resolved. They also expressed their concern over retrieval of the two stolen precious relics and the safekeeping of the ones already shipped out to
They also criticised the acting French ambassador and termed his remarks “intervention into the affairs of a country.”
“I personally welcome the government for taking the decision, though the decision could have been taken much earlier. I now worry over getting back the artefacts that had been sent already and wonder what will happen to the two stolen artefacts,” said Shamsuzzaman Khan, former director general of
“From the beginning, we tried to reach the government, but the government did not allow us time,” he added.
“The way the acting ambassador of
Prof Rafiqun Nabi commenting on the government’s decision said, “Acting on this decision, we should not relax yet since more artefacts are still in
The government should take the issue of getting back the shipped out artefacts very seriously, he added.
Prof Shah Sufi Mustafizur Rahman, chairman of Department of Archaeology at
Shishir Bhattacharya of
“We are concerned about the priceless artefacts that had already been sent in 10 boxes to
He also demanded investigation into the relic theft at