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THE ANTIQUITIES ACT, 1968

(ACT NO. XIV OF 1968).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 12th December, 1968  
  
     An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the preservation and protection of antiquities. 1
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the preservation and protection of antiquities;



AND WHEREAS the national interest of Bangladesh in relation to the achievement of uniformity within the meaning of clause (2) of Article 131 of the Constitution requires Central legislation in the matter;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
l. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Advisory Committee
4. Dispute as to whether any product, etc., is an antiquity
5. Custody, preservation, etc., of ownerless antiquity
6. Power of entry, inspection, etc.
7. Acquisition of land containing antiquities
8. Purchase, taking lease etc., of antiquity
9. Right of pre-emption in case of a sale of antiquity
10. Declaration of protected antiquities
11. Representation against declaration of protected antiquities
12. The guardianship of antiquity by agreement
13. Purchasers at certain sales and persons claiming through owner bound by agreement entered into by owner
14. Custody etc., of antiquity of which owner not traceable
15. Application of endowment for maintenance and preservation of antiquity
16. Compulsory acquisition of protected immovable antiquity
17. Protection of place of worship from misuse etc.
18. Restriction on use of protected immovable antiquity
19. Prohibition of destruction, damage etc., of antiquities
20. Penalty for counterfeiting etc., of antiquity
21. Dealing in antiquities
22. Export of antiquities
23. Prohibition of movement of antiquity
24. Regulation of mining and quarrying
25. Prohibition of archaeological excavation without licence
26. Prohibition of making copies of protected antiquities without licence
27. Right of access to protected immovable antiquities
28. Jurisdiction to try offences
29. Confiscated antiquates to be made over to Director
30. Indemnity
31. Power to make rules
32. [Omitted.]
 
 

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