Constitution Of India Article 49 - Protection of monuments and places and objects of national importance
It shall be the obligation of the State to protect every monument or place or object of artistic or historic interest, declared by or under law made by Parliament to be of national importance, from spoliation, disfigurement, destruction, removal, disposal or export, as the case may be.
----- 1. Subs. by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, s.27.