The defacement of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by unknown miscreants was a “disgrace”, U.S. President Donald Trump had said, when the statue was seen being destroyed in US with graffiti and spray painting in the midst of nationwide protests against the homicide of the African-American, George Floyd.
This statue of Mahatma Gandhi is one of the few statues of a foreign leader in Washington DC and it was dedicated by former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of the then US president, Bill Clinton.
The vandalisation of the statue,which happened right across the street from the Indian Embassy, was witnessed by people on the nights of 2nd and 3rd June, and this is a situation that demands strict interrogation by the Indian Embassy.
The Indian Embassy declared that they have started investigating the matter with the U.S. Department of State, Metropolitan Police and National Park Service, and also started planning the expeditious restoration of the statue at the park.
Donald Trump is disappointed with the incident, as he and the First Lady, Melania Trump, had spent considerable time at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad during their visit to India in February this year. The couple appreciated the uniqueness of the Ashram and experienced a complete tour of the place that was fortunately given by the honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. They also visited other cities of India including New Delhi.
From the sources it has been declared that last week, few of the well established U.S. lawmakers and the Trump Campaign made a successful attempt in condemning of the vandalisation of the statue.
US Ambassador also apologized to India Ken for the incident.