Government Suggests Special Force Protection for Museums, Monuments

A committee has recommended deployment of a special force for protecting the museum objects as well as monuments, LS was informed.

Published: 14th December 2015 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2015 04:32 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: As part of a comprehensive security policy, a committee has recommended deployment of a special force for protecting the museum objects as well as monuments, Lok Sabha was informed.

Besides special force, the committee has also recommended use of tools and electronic gadgets to protect cultural assets, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said in Lok Sabha.

"A committee of Ministry of Culture has recommended a Special Force for protection of museum objects and protected monuments as part of a comprehensive security policy," Sharma said.

The committee has also recommended measures to be taken for securing cultural assets by physical deployment and with the help of tools and electronic gadgets, among others including force, he added.

Currently, the minister said, cultural assets are provided with security by regular watch and ward staff, home guards, CISF and private security guards.

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