Locals in Pakistan demolished a four storey centuries old building of Sikh founder Guru Nanak. The building, Guru Nanak Palace was ruined with the permission of Auqaf department officials.
Doors, windows and ventilators which are priceless in the articraft industry were allegedly being stolen and sold.
The historical Guru Nanak Palace was constructed over four centuries ago in Bathanwala village, about 100 km from Lahore, on New Lahore Road. It was constructed with bricks, sand, clay and limestone. It had 16 large rooms in the building.
The rooms were constructed with large broad walls that had cupboards with wooden doors and flowers carved into them. All rooms were airy and their walls had small lamp enclosures in them. Expensive wood of different sizes was used to construct the roof of the palace.
Locals say that people from all over India and Canada visited the site.
Three floors of the building were already demolished and a part of the property was demolished completely to make for new construction. There are people who are now residing there which was once called a palace.
When the district commissioner of the area was confronted with the demolition, he was quoted saying that there was no mention of the building being historical nor was there any mention of it in the records.