Další zničený Buddha

NEW YORK – Svět s hrůzou sledoval, když v roce 2001 síly Tálibánu zničily v afghánském Bámjánu monumentální sochy Buddhů. Političtí a kulturní představitelé po celém světě útoky odsoudili. Nabídky pomoci se jen hrnuly. Každý se ptal: bude svět příště v pohotovosti? Odpovědí je bohužel hlasité „ne“.

V údolí Svát na severozápadě Pákistánu ozbrojené islamistické milice nedávno zaútočily na jednu z nejstarších a nejvýznamnějších plastik buddhistického umění. Toto zpodobení sedícího Buddhy, pocházející přibližně z doby počátků křesťanské éry a vytesané do 40 metrů vysoké skály, bylo v jižní Asii co do významu na druhé příčce, hned za bámjánskými Buddhy.

Jednalo se navíc už o druhý útok během měsíce. Murtaza Razvi z pákistánského listu Dawn poukázal na to, že dílo, na které byl útok veden, není v odlehlé oblasti. Naopak, bylo vedle hlavní silnice, která údolím prochází.

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