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Why Buddhist caves near Borivali not a protected monument

Indian Express, Jan 15, 2010

Mumbai, India -- The Bombay High Court on Thursday expressed surprise when it was informed that ancient caves near Magathane were not protected monuments.

The revelation came following a public interest litigation filed by an activist Ashok Bhate, who had challenged constructions around the caves as well as encroachment on the cave premises and its vicinity.

Petitioner’s lawyer Prachi Collaso submitted that these Buddhist caves near Borivali, that date back to sixth and eighth century AD, are archeological sites which have ancient scripts and writings on them.

“Now people are residing inside the caves also and the land is shown as private property now after the land was transferred to a builder,” Collaso alleged.

The state, however, contends that there is no proof as to when the caves were built.

On the allegations that part of the land has been transferred to Ekta Shakti Developers, the counsel appearing for the developer submitted that they have got all the required permissions.

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