#Mahatma Gandhi

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Mahatma Gandhi statue was installed four years ago. (Photo credit: Representational/ Pixabay)

  • A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Central Park of Davis was vandalised, broken and ripped from the base
  • City authorities have since registered a case and are investigating the incident
  • "I call upon the FBI to investigate it as a possible hate crime," Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said

.Davis, CA, USA
Indian-Americans have expressed deep anguish and shock over the incident. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • "Certainly we would condemn that desecration and watch it closely," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said
  • The Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Central Park of the northern Californian city of Davis was found desecrated
  • The city of Davis has promised to launch an investigation and hold those who committed the crime fully accountable

.California City, CA, USA
The Mahatma Gandhi statue was installed four years ago. (Photo credit: Representational/ Pixabay)

  • A six-feet tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was sawed off at the ankles and half its face was severed in a park in California
  • This act of vandalism had created outrage among the Indian-Americans
  • The statue is now being removed and stored in a safe place

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
January 30 every year is observed as the Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas in India to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted to follow Mahatma Gandhi's ideals of peace, non-violence, simplicity
  • Vice-President Naidu wrote "Ahimsa is the highest duty"
  • Matama Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30 in 1948

.Raj Ghat, New Delhi, Delhi, India
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat released a book on Mahatma Gandhi on Friday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, Mohan Bhagwat said that his patriotism originates from his religion
  • Regarding 'Making of Hindu patriot', Bhagwat said it was a well-researched book
  • The book is authored by Dr Jitendra Kumar Bajaj and Professor MD Srinivas

.Bristol, UK
Mahatama Gandhi creations and personal belongings enjoy tremendous popularity by collectors across the globe. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The selling articles include a small, rusted metal bowl, two wooden spoons and a wooden fork
  • It was used by Mahatama Gandhi during his incarceration at Aga Khan Palace in Pune
  • The opening price these belongings is expected to be GBP 55,000

Matrin Luther King Jr was a civil rights activist (Picture Credits: Twitter @TheKingCenter)

  • The law authorises up $1 million till 2025 for the scholarly programme
  • It also helps estabilish US-India development foundation
  • It shall help students learn about the ideologies of Dr King Jr and Gandhi 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
No statue or memorial should be desecrated, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • "It is appalling that it has happened more than once," Kayleigh McEnany said
  • On Saturday, Khalistani supporters hijacked peaceful rally in Washington in support of farmers' protests in India
  • They jumped on the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and pasted a poster over it

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The statue is at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza in front of the Embassy. (Screengrab from Twitter/@ANI)

  • Sikh-American youths were protesting against the recently enacted agri laws in India
  • The peaceful protest was hijacked by the separatist Sikhs carrying Khalistani flags
  • Many of the pro-Khalistan Sikh youths pasted a poster over the statue of Mahatma Gandhi

.Stockholm, Sweden
Nobel prize ceremonies have occasionally been overshadowed by wars, jailed laureates and diplomatic rows. (Photo credits: PTI Photo)

  • Nobel prize ceremony is replaced by online events and the winners awarded their trophies at home
  • Nobel prizes are awarded in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics categories
  • Nobel prizes are awarded every year