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Video shows miscreants damaging world heritage site Hampi in Karnataka

Police inspecting the site following a viral video showing miscreants damaging pillars at Hampi UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Hampi, Karnataka, India Feb 02, 2019, 05.40 PM (IST)

A video of a man causing damage to a pillar reportedly in the temple ruins of Hampi in Karnataka surfaced on social media on Sunday.

The video which went viral created a ruckus following which locals in the region staged a protest demanding adequate protection for the ancient monuments.

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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. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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The video which went viral created a ruckus following which locals in the region staged a protest demanding adequate protection for the ancient monuments.