THE ANCIENT MONUMENTS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND REMAINS (AMENDMENT AND VALIDATION) ACT, 2010 VIS-A-VIS PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE UNDER SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: A CASE OF NORTHEAST INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NA

Imotemsu , L. K. Jha

Abstract


The enactment of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1955 had formulated legal base to protect the monuments/sites declared as of National importance in the country. And in order to give more legal strength, provisions have been instituted /substituted in amendment bill and notified in the Gazette of India in Part II-Section 1, No.13; Dated March 30, 2010 as Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and

 

Validation) Act, 2010. Out of 3679 National monuments/sites as per the record of the Archaeological Survey, Government of India, namely Andra Pradesh 137, Himachal Pradesh 40,

 

Orissa 78, Jammu & Kashmir 69, Pondicherry 7, Jharkhand 12, Punjab 33, Bihar 70, Karnataka (a) Bangalore Circle 207 (b) Dharwad Circle 299, Rajastan 163, Chhattisgarh 47, Kerala 26, Sikkim 3, Daman & Diu 12, Madhaya Pradesh 292, Tamil Nadu 403, List of monuments Thrissur circle 10, Delhi 174, Maharashtra (a) Aurangabad 168 (b) Mumbai Circle 117, Goa 21, Uttar Pradesh (a) Agra Circle 264 (b) Lucknow Circle 365, Patna 112, Gujarat 202, Uttaranchal 44, Haryana 90, West Bengal 133, Assam 55, Arunachal Pradesh 3, Manipur 1, Meghalaya 8, Tripura 8 and 4 located in the State Nagaland respectively. The 4 (four) monuments/sites in the State of Nagaland are under the jurisdiction of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and for each sites/monuments the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has to prepare site plans and heritage by laws, As per provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010

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