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US says sorry to India after protestors deface Gandhi's statue

Thursday, June 4, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington, on June 2-3, was desecrated by "unruly elements" of the Black Lives Matter protesters in the US. As quoted by ANI, the United States Park Police have already launched an investigation.

Soon after the incident, the US apologized to India. "So sorry to see the desecration of the Gandhi statue in Wash, DC. Please accept our sincere apologies. Appalled as well by the horrific death of George Floyd & the awful violence & vandalism. We stand against prejudice & discrimination of any type. We will recover & be better," tweeted Ken Juster, US Ambassador to India.

The desecration of the Gandhi statue has spawned reactions from Indians. Tweeting on the issue, columnist Arnab Ray said, "While liberals would be going to the US with their Op-Eds if a Gandhi statue was desecrated in India by “fascists”, it becomes really confusing where to go to and what to say if it is done by “anti fascists” and it is done in the US."

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