China has been building a dam in Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which India has been claiming for some years. Historical heritage associated with India – heritage will be drowned. Yet the Modi government of the BJP at the Center has not been able to create international pressure to save it. In Junagadh Girnar, Gujarat, which is the art of this type of movement. Which Ashoka had built.
There is a demand among the locals of Gilgit-Baltistan that the historical heritage of the area should be preserved first. Many areas of China’s Hanja, Nagar and Baltistan districts will be submerged. Its four cities and historic heritage areas will be submerged.
It is a very valuable historical heritage. These four cities have hundreds of mythological arts and legends on stones associated with Buddhism. If a dam is built, all these artifacts will be submerged. Therefore, before building a dam, those functions must be stored somewhere.
Arab Ali Baig, a local resident and history lover of Gilgit-Baltistan, shared pictures of this historical rock art on Twitter. He writes that such artifacts on stones can be found in Dimar, Hanja, Nagar and many places in Balochistan.
These artifacts are believed to have been created during the time of Emperor Ashoka from 269 to 232 BC. These artefacts are traces of the old Indus route. Which belonged to the old stupas and Buddhist monasteries. In the 14th and 15th centuries, when Muslims came to the region, they tried to spoil it. But many of these stones still have artifacts.
The Pakistani government has given a Rs 20,797 crore project to a Chinese company to build the dam on 13 May. The dam is being built in the town of Dimirim. This will submerge about 50 villages in four cities. With this, this historical heritage will also be drowned.
Many Muslim scholars of Gilgit-Baltistan have started discussing this historical legacy on social media. Everyone says that this heritage needs to be preserved.
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According to the news published on The Statesman.com, the region’s archaeologist, Dr. Ahmad Hasan Dani said that the stones are divided into four categories. The oldest grade stone may be of the second century. Or 5th or 6th century BC.
Recently, the Dalai Lama, a Buddhist teacher visiting Leh, also appealed for the preservation of these historical artifacts present in Gilgit-Baltistan. He said that such stones are found on the banks of the Indus River.
On these stones are pictures of temples, Buddhist monks, Buddhist gurus, animals and animals. The biggest problem is that the government of Pakistan is not paying attention to these artifacts. Together with China, they are trying to eliminate them.