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Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised in United States

The statue of Gandhi, which was donated by the Indian government to the city of Davis, was installed by the city council four years ago amidst protests from anti-Gandhi and anti-India organisations.

January 30, 2021 / 02:58 PM IST
India celebrates 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. Every year the day is observed with prayer services and tributes across the nation. Commonly known as ‘Bapu,’ Gandhi employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. While we celebrate his birthday this year, here are a few inspiring quotes from the Father of the Nation. (Wikipedia)

India celebrates 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. Every year the day is observed with prayer services and tributes across the nation. Commonly known as ‘Bapu,’ Gandhi employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. While we celebrate his birthday this year, here are a few inspiring quotes from the Father of the Nation. (Wikipedia)

Unknown miscreants have vandalised, broken and ripped from the base a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a park in the US state of California, shocking and outraging Indian-Americans across the country, who have demanded that the officials investigate it as an incident of hate crime.

The 6-ft tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of Gandhi, in the Central Park of the City of Davis in Northern California, appeared to have been sawed off at the ankles and half its face was severed and missing, local Davis Enterprise daily reported.

The vandalised statue of Mahatma Gandhi was found by a park employee in the early hours of morning of January 27, the police said.

The statue is being removed and will be stored in a safe place until it can be evaluated, said Davis City councilman Lucas Frerichs.