This House believes that the V&A's "Colonial Loot" Collection should be returned to India

 

"Speaking to British Authorities about the return of stolen artifacts and especially Indias treasures, is akin to speaking with Smaug, courtesy unrelenting coupled with the occasional glimpse of razor sharp canines." Pt Satish K Sharma

The V & A Museum which houses the ill gotten gains of the British East India Company, is an Alladins cave of Stolen Loot. Isnt it time to give back what is obviously not theirs? Reparations are clearly due  - Should they be Hard or as Rajiv Malhotra ji advises,  Soft? Who has the moral authority to adjudicate on this issue and where does the power to decide this matter reside? Does the fact that the British can repeatedly dismiss this issue out of hand, not demonstrate the existence of "White Colonialist Privilege"?

We at GHF think that its time that the British Hindu community engaged with this issue - Lets send our Devi Devtas home and give unfetterred access to our ancestral cultural and historic heritage. ...