Someone damaged the statue of Mahatma Gandhi installed in a Hindu temple in Canada. There is a lot of resentment among the people about this. The Indian embassy has raised a strong objection to this before the government there. Local police are investigating the matter as a hate crime. A five-metre-tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi, installed at the city’s Vishnu temple in Ontario province’s Richmond Hill, was damaged by someone on Wednesday. According to media reports, the attacker had also written abusive words on him. The statue of Gandhiji has been installed there for more than three decades.
The Indian High Commission tweeted- “We are deeply saddened by this hate crime trying to terrorize the Indian community. This has increased anxiety and insecurity among the Indian community here. We have contacted the Government of Canada to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice expeditiously.”
The official Twitter handle of the Consulate General of India in Toronto tweeted – “We are pained by the demolition of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Vishnu Temple in Richmond Hill. This criminal, heinous act of vandalism has deeply hurt the sentiments of the Indian community in Canada. We are in contact with the Canadian authorities to investigate this hate crime.”
A large number of Indian community people live in Canada. The incident caused a lot of outrage among the local Indians. At present, the local police is investigating the matter after registering a complaint.