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Karnataka: Hampi locals demand protection for town monuments after video of man damaging temple pillar goes viral

Hampi: After a video of a man causing damage to a pillar reportedly in the temple ruins of Hampi surfaced on social media, locals on Saturday staged a protest demanding adequate protection for the ancient monuments.


Locals in Karnataka staged a protest demanding adequate protection of ancient monuments. ANI

Locals protested after a video of a man damaging the pillar of the temple ruins, said to be in Hampi, began circulating on social media.

The development comes just days after the Times Magazine listed the Hampi World Heritage site as the second must-see place in 2019.

Hampi, an ancient village in Karnataka is dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. It is believed to have been the country’s richest city, which attracted traders from Persia and Portugal.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2019 18:04:49 IST

Updated: February 2, 2019 — 9:32 pm
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