Religious terrorism -the latest threat (Juxtaposition of Jammu's Heritage - Living and vibrant versus dead and decaying)

Chaudhary, Poonam (2002) Religious terrorism -the latest threat (Juxtaposition of Jammu's Heritage - Living and vibrant versus dead and decaying). In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 311-314. [Book Section]


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Abstract (in English)

The fabric of Indian culture is woven from the tangible and intangible cultural and built heritage of the country. Over the centuries the sharing of common history, customs, beliefs etc, has been giving the people of India a feeling of akinness and a sense of common identity. Therefore, the heritage sites which dot the country are of immense importance to the people of India. In spite of this it is often seen that the cultural heritage sites are ignored and neglected. The general lack of interest in the maintenance of the cultural heritage sites of India makes them vulnerable to threats from factors like population pressures, ill managed tourism, environmental degradation, vandalism, theft, religious terrorism etc. In this paper I propose to highlight the threat which is posed to the sites in Jammu region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir by the recent phenomenon of terrorism fuelled by religious fundamentalism. I will also suggest measures which need to be taken or already have been taken to protect the sites from the depredations of such terrorists.

Item Type: Book Section
Chaudhary, Poonam
Languages: English
Keywords: heritage at risk; terrorism; fundamentalism; religious terrorism; threats; historic monuments; public awareness
Subjects: G. DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Jammu region, India
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 12:44
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2011 12:44

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