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Notre Dame fire: Are Indian monuments prepared for similar risks?

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Like the Notre Dame, historical and heritage monuments in India are susceptible to accidents like fire. As of today, there are no comprehensive steps being taken towards preparedness or prevention of damage for monuments in India, and the disaster preparedness guidelines that do exist are not being strictly followed.

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