October 14, 2016 1:58:12 pm
Apparently, a Pakistani lawyer Javed Iqbal Jaffrey has filed a petition in Lahore High Court to ask the government to claim a 5,000-year-old bronze statue called ‘Dancing Girl’ from India. His said the statue which was discovered in 1926 from Mohenjodaro – the ancient city of the Indus Valley Civilisation in Sindh –
was taken 60 years ago and was never returned.
“It was taken to India around 60 years ago at the request of the National Arts Council, Delhi, and was never brought back,” a report in Pakistani newspaper Dawn claimed.
In fact, they intend to write a letter to the United Nations regarding the matter. Jamal Shah, director general of the Pakistan National Museum of Arts, in a statement said that a letter would be written to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to bring the statue back. “This is important if we want to protect our heritage,” said Shah.
But guess how Indians responded? Obviously, the Twitter army was not ready to return the statue. Insread, they offered them the whole of Mohenjodaro. Well, the movie! Yes, Twitterati offered them Ashutosh Gowarikar’s movie Mohenjodaro. “No, we won’t give you Pooja Hegde,” joked a user.
Please take the movie instead? https://t.co/XlXG7IXCH9
— Priyal (@priyal) October 11, 2016
— Naren Ramakrishna (@NarenMenon1) October 11, 2016
We’d rather give you the movie. You can have it. Seriously. Please le lo. Please. https://t.co/nI9mgEyesc
— Pathikrit Sanyal (@BucketheadCase) October 11, 2016
Shall we give you first copy of the DVD of Mohanjadero? https://t.co/NdlgoWgEmJ
— BeingRight (@BeingRight) October 11, 2016
We will give Hirthik’s Mohenjodaro’s DVD! We Indians gave you Pak ! https://t.co/ISskOPjiRc
— Trojan_Horse (@SampathRedDevil) October 12, 2016
And of course, there were other jokes!
National museum, New Delhi <-> National museum, Karachi. pic.twitter.com/p5fS15Z4hS
— Arnold’s Soundness (@brakoo) October 11, 2016
Pak demands India to hand over the ‘Dancing Girl’ from Mohenjodaro. By that logic, shouldn’t India demand entire Pakistan?
— Shivang K Mehta (@Shiiivvv) October 9, 2016
— Strategery Times (@strategerist) October 11, 2016
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