Editorial: Azad Kashmir is a land of rich history and culture, with a wealth of historical sites that bear witness to its past. From the ancient fort of Ramkot to the Buddhist university of Sharda Peeth, these sites are a testament to the region’s diverse heritage.
Unfortunately, many of these historical sites are in danger of being lost to neglect and decay. The fort of Ramkot, for example, is now in ruins, and the Buddhist university of Sharda Peeth has been damaged by shelling and looting.
This is a tragedy, not only for the people of Azad Kashmir, but for the world. These historical sites are a part of our shared human heritage, and they deserve to be preserved for future generations.
The government of Azad Kashmir must take action to protect its historical heritage. This includes funding restoration projects, providing security for these sites, and raising awareness of their importance.
We must also do our part to protect these sites. When we visit them, we should be respectful of their history and heritage. We should also educate others about the importance of these sites, and encourage them to visit and support their preservation.
Azad Kashmir’s historical heritage is a treasure trove that we must cherish and protect. By working together, we can ensure that these sites are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
In addition to the fort of Ramkot and the Buddhist university of Sharda Peeth, there are many other historical sites in Azad Kashmir that are in need of preservation. These include:
- The ruins of the city of Harwan, which was once a major center of learning and culture.
- The ancient temple of Martand, which is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Kashmir.
- The Mughal gardens of Shalimar and Nishat, which are considered to be some of the finest examples of Mughal garden architecture.
These are just a few of the many historical sites in Azad Kashmir that are in danger of being lost. We must act now to protect them, before it is too late.