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Monday 8 March 2021

Bamiyan Buddha, 20 Years after


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NEW DELHI (WION) — One of the tallest Buddha statues in the world was destroyed by the Taliban 20 years ago. The step was considered a cultural genocide.

The statues were blown up and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were idols.

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two monumental statues of Gautama Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan, at an elevation of 2,500 m. Carbon dating of the structural components of the Buddhas has determined that the smaller 38 m Eastern Buddha was built around 570 AD, and the larger 55 m Western Buddha was built around 618 AD.

Buddhism first arrived in Afghanistan in 305 BC when the Greeko-Scythian Seleucid Empire made an alliance with the Indian Maurya Empire. The resulting Scytho-Buddhism flourished under the Scytho-Bactrian Kingdom (250 BC-125 BC) and the later Indo-Scythian Kingdom (180 BC-10 AD) in modern northern Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Buddhism in Afghanistan was one of the major religious forces in the region during pre-Islamic era. The religion was widespread south of the Hindu Kush mountains. Scythian Buddhism reached its height under the Kushan Empire, which used the Greek alphabet to write its Bactrian language.

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  • they continue to the work in pakistan. each time they find a buddha, for example during construction works, they immediatly smash it .

  • Demolition of Mosques by Hindus during Muslim Rule

    The examples of mosque demolition are scattered in the folds of the history books and travel books by the travelers who visited India during the middle ages. The examples presented in this article were quoted from different sources; Persian, Arabic and Urdu after translating them into English for the readers.

    Read more here: https://www.islam-hinduism.com/demolition-mosques-hindus-muslim-rule/

  • We are talking about modern times and not Middle Ages. Besides, Hindus are at home, Muslims are invaders.

  • Hinduism was imposed to Indians by Aryan INVADERS. Muslims are the true natives of the sub-continent. Islam liberated them from the tyrany of the Aryan rule.

  • One simple question Aurangzeb : "Do you agree with the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, or do you condemn it?"

  • Since Afghans are muslim, it’s their absolute right to refuse idolatry. these people want to praise the only and unique God. This is a big virtue.

  • So, you agree with these savages.

  • I never said that. But the statues belonged to the Afghan people and only they, not the Westerners, had the right to decide whether they wanted to keep them or not. Westerners have no say in the matter. This is the basis of democracy and freedom.

  • You are an hypocrite. The truth is you support the Islamists but you want to hide it. This is the problem with muslims here in France. They always say they condemn terrorism but they are always justifying the jihadists who cut the head of people, like the school yeacher (Samuel Patty).

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