Canada: India Govt Condemns Vandalism of Mahatma Gandhi Statue

The government of India has condemned the vandalism incident involving the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University.

The government of India has condemned the vandalism incident involving the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University. The incident happened in the British Columbia province of Canada, following which the government of India expressed their strong feelings regarding the issue. The incident took plae earlier in the week.

Reports suggest this is the second vandalism incident in the last few weeks. The incident aims to indulge a feeling of fear and terror in the hearts of the Indian community. The media claims the authorities have reported a similar incident in Ontario near the City Hall in Hamilton. India, through their consulate in Vancouver, urged Canada’s government to take strict action against the perpetrators of the crimes.

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The foreign representatives of India have asked the government of Canada to apprehend the culprits of the hate crime and punish them following the law. The Indian High Commission in the Ottawa state has conveyed the anguish of the government of India on this situation. They claimed that they hope that the law abiding authorities will take a swift action regarding the development.

The high-level authorities of India have taken to their respective social media accounts to express their disappointment over the incident of Vandalism. Mahatma Gandhi is one of India’s most prominent politicians and freedom fighters. At the same time, he is an internationally respected figure of peace and “Ahimsa”. Incidents of hate crimes on his statutes is matter of anguish for the government of India.

The Canadian media reported that a similar incident occurred in July 2022 at Vishnu Mandir on Yonge Street and Garden Avenue in Canada. The representatives of the government of India at the consulate general in Canada have also extended their dismay over Canada have extended their concern over the issues.

The perpetrators behind the situation are currently unknown.

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