Hindu religious sites in Pakistan have been targeted by looters: historian

June 27th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore , June 27 (ANI): Pakistan art historian Prof Dr. Ejaz Anwar has said that Hindu religious sites in Pakistan have always been the target of looters throughout history.

The surviving sculpture at the Katas Raj temple which depicted Hindu deities and seemed quite old is also in a serious threat of being stolen as the site provides an ideal ground for smugglers to work at, he told the Daily Times.

The statue was carved in the same red sand stone the whole Ramachandra Temple was constructed with.

He said the sculpture might have survived so long as it was present in a corner and could have escaped relic thieves eyes.

He urged the authorities to protect the sculpture and save it from being stolen.

The sculpture is precious and should be preserved as a heritage. It is a great asset for archaeologists. (ANI)

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