Heritage, treasures all burnt

Sectarian violence at Ramu
Heritage, treasures all burnt
Buddha relics, several hundred statues of the Buddha, hundreds of ancient manuscripts and religious scriptures, mostly dating back to the 11th to the 12th century and
about 5,000 copies of the Tripitaka in different languages were either burnt or looted during sectarian attack by the Muslims on the Buddhists at

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‘Please save my future generation’

The Buddha statues made of gold are lost forever. The intrinsic designs of Khadi wood are lost in the inferno. The Tripitak is lost too. But for Shreemad Satyapriya Mohathero, who had just turned 83, the loss and pain are even greater. He has lost all faith in his knowledge and reading of humanity.
“Even in 1971, I did not see this grotesque brutality on us,” Mohathero says. Mohathero

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