Vandals Destroy Priceless Buddha Statue for Being Un-Islamic

July 20, 2020 - General
Screengrab from video showing vandals in Pakistan destroying Buddhist statue

In Pakistan, a group of construction workers destroyed a priceless Pakistani Buddha, smashing the figure to pieces. The almost 2000-year-old figure was vandalized because it offended local religious sensibilities and was deemed un-Islamic. The destroyed Pakistani Buddha incident has been condemned by authorities and is viewed as an act of vandalism. Pakistan has a rich and fascinating Buddhist heritage, but some reject the country’s non-Islamic past.

The destroyed Pakistani Buddha was unearthed in the Takht Bahi area of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative province in northwestern Pakistan. This area is mainly inhabited by members of the Pashtun ethnic group and is viewed as a very conservative and traditional part of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The statue was found by the workers while they were digging the foundation of a building on a farm.

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