The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington was defaced and vandalised on Saturday (native time) by protestors who’re supporting farmers in New Delhi agitating towards the just lately enacted agricultural legal guidelines in India.
‘Khalistan’ flags have been additionally sighted on the spot when protesters defaced the Bapu statue situated in entrance of the Indian Embassy in Washington.
Earlier this month in London “Khalistani” flags have been seen at a protest held outdoors the Indian High Commission the place protestors raised anti-India and pro-farmer slogans.
The Mahatma’s statue in Washington was vandalised earlier this yr on June three through the George Floyd protests by unknown individuals. Post the desecration, an knowledgeable was known as in to refurbish the Gandhi statue.
The statue was vandalised with graffiti and spray portray, prompting the Indian mission to register a grievance with the native regulation enforcement companies. The desecrated statue of Gandhi, the design of which was created by Gautam Pal, was later lined and the positioning has been cleaned up.
The Indian Embassy within the US had then registered instances with the Metropolitan Police and the National Park police. The matter was reported instantly to the State Department and Deputy Secretary of State had known as the Indian ambassador to deal with the problem. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun had apologised for the incident. Biegun had a month later inaugurated the refurbished Mahatma Gandhi statue together with the Indian envoy to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
The statue was devoted by former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on September 16, 2000, throughout his state go to to the US, within the presence of the then US president Bill Clinton.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and several other different states have been protesting for the final 17 days on the borders of Delhi towards three farm legal guidelines.