Indian Americans condemn the Gandhi statue vandalism in New YorkFebruary 08, 2022 17:54
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Indian Americans condemn the Gandhi statue vandalism in New York:- The community leaders of the Indian Americans condemned the attack and vandalism of the Mahatma Gandhi statue that is located in New York. They called it a disrespect to Gandhi and Martin Luther King as they believed to eradicate hate in the society. The bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalized in the neighborhood of New York on Saturday and this was condemned by the Consulate General of India. The eight-foot statue is located in the Union Square in Manhattan and it was defaced by unknown people as per the reports from the Indian Consulate located in New York.
Balabhadra Bhattacarya Dasa (Benny Tillman), president of the Vedic Friends Association said "I am deeply offended with the act. Mahatma Gandhi was the one who inspired Martin Luther King to take up non-violence and this helped him to make several changes in the society. They are positively impacting our lives till today". This is not the first time the Gandhi statue is vandalized in USA and it happened several times in the past by South Asian communities or the radial Islamists. A statue in California was vandalized and completely broken last year. Such incidents happened in June and December 2020. Ajay Shah, convenor of the American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) issued a statement said that Gandhi was the inspiration for King and American Civil Rights Movement.