Britain will return to India an ancient Statue of Goddess Yogini, which was stolen from a temple in Uttar Pradesh 40 years ago. Historians say that the statue of Goddess Yogini dates back to the 8th century. The statue of Goddess Yogini was stolen from a temple in Lokari village in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
The Indian High Commissioner in London has confirmed that formalities are being completed to send the ancient statute back to India.
The Indian High Commissioner in London is making every effort to retrieve the statue of Yogini Devi. "Most of the formalities have been completed and we are in the final stages of retrieving the statue," the source said.
Chris Marinello and Vijay Kumar played a key role in identifying whether the statue of Yogini Devi was true or false. The statue of Goddess Yogini will be handed over to the High Commissioner soon, ”he said.
Marinelo, founder of Art Recovery International, found the statue in a wreckage while a British woman was selling household items after her husband's death. Marinello then approached Vijay Kumar, co-founder of the India Pride Project, dedicated to the recovery of cultural objects stolen from India. Attempts were made to retrieve the statue after they identified it.
After many years, our Indian heritage will come back to India.