Pakistan preserves Gandhara culture, it’s India who destroyed Babri Mosque and the Golden Temple: President AJK

 The President of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan has rejected the Indian allegations of destruction of Buddhist sites in Gilgit-Baltistan, he also said that vicious blame game is part of India’s attempt to divert attention from its own crimes against humanity.

The  President said, “It was ruling BJP that had pulled down thousands of years old Babri mosque in India, reduced Charare Sharif shrine to ashes in IOK, ruined holy Golden Temple in Amritsar and killed hundreds of innocent Sikhs, and destruction of places of  worship of Christians in different parts of India.”

he said In a video message that the Indian rulers should search their souls before expressing fake sympathy with the followers of Buddhism, and must remember that the present Pakistani territory was once the abode of Buddha culture, and the Buddha heritage is still preserved in Gandhara, Mohenjo-Daro, and Harappa and many other places.

Sardar Masood Khan categorically rejected BJP’s phoney concern on “Indian” Buddhist heritage in Gilgit-Baltistan. He said Pakistan has been the cradle of a Buddhist civilization for centuries. The occupier has the gall to show fake anger to hide its crimes in IOJK and destruction of Muslim heritage in India.

He asserted that the Gilgit-Baltistan region is on the ancient Silk route which was the only source of trade and cultural bonds among China, Central Asia and the East Asian countries over the centuries. He said that Gilgit-Baltistan is part of Jammu and Kashmir State, and the people of this region love Pakistan and emotionally attached to their heritage.

The AJK President asserted that the Government of Pakistan also extends full cooperation to the people and government of Gilgit-Baltistan for the preservation of this ancient and historical heritage.

He went on to say that the hearts of the people of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan throb together, and they are like one body.  “There is no difference of opinion between them regarding the preservation of Buddha heritage,” he added.