Gandhi statue in Washington, DC vandalised by Khalistan backers

First Published Dec 13, 2020, 8:51 AM IST

Khalistan supporters desecrated Mahatma Gandhi's statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC while protesting in solidarity with farmers who are protesting against the farm laws in India. 

<p>People were seen waving 'Khalistani' flags and raising pro-Khalistan slogans at the spot.<br />
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<p>Posters and banners were pasted on the statue and a yellow flag was sighted draped over it.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>This is the second time this year hat the Mahatma Gandhi statue has been desercrated. Earlier this year, in June, the statue was defaced by Black Lives Matter protesters seeking justice for Afican American George Floyd.</p>

People were seen waving 'Khalistani' flags and raising pro-Khalistan slogans at the spot.
 

Posters and banners were pasted on the statue and a yellow flag was sighted draped over it. 
 

This is the second time this year hat the Mahatma Gandhi statue has been desercrated. Earlier this year, in June, the statue was defaced by Black Lives Matter protesters seeking justice for Afican American George Floyd.

<p><strong>'Indian embassy condemns desecration'</strong><br />
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<p>The Indian Embassy has slammed the 'mischievous act by hooligans' and lodged a strong protest with the US law enforcement agencies&nbsp;<br />
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<p>In a statement, the embassy said: "The statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza in front of the Embassy was defaced by Khalistani elements on 12 December 2020. The Embassy strongly condemns this mischievous act by hooligans masquerading as protesters against the universally respected icon of peace and justice."</p>

'Indian embassy condemns desecration'
 

The Indian Embassy has slammed the 'mischievous act by hooligans' and lodged a strong protest with the US law enforcement agencies 
 

In a statement, the embassy said: "The statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza in front of the Embassy was defaced by Khalistani elements on 12 December 2020. The Embassy strongly condemns this mischievous act by hooligans masquerading as protesters against the universally respected icon of peace and justice."

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