The Indian Mission in Seychelles has condemned the vandalism of statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela at Peace Park in the capital city of Victoria.
Victoria [Seychelles]: The Indian Mission in Seychelles has condemned the vandalism of statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela at Peace Park in the capital city of Victoria.
“The Indian High Commission condemns the senseless act of vandalizing the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela at the Peace Park in Victoria,” the Indian mission said in a January 6 statement. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled at Peace Park. , Victoria in June 2022, according to the Indian Mission.
The statue was placed next to Sir James Meacham, the founding president of Seychelles, and Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader who served as the first president of South Africa.
The Indian mission said that Mahatma Gandhi’s message of humanity and peaceful fight against colonialism has universal relevance and has inspired non-violent struggle around the world.
“His statue at the Peace Park also symbolizes the historic, warm and cordial relations between India and Seychelles,” the statement said.
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The High Commission thanked the Seychelles authorities for their action and hoped that the perpetrators would be apprehended soon.
In other parts of the world there have been incidents of vandalizing Bapu’s statue. In August last year, six people vandalized a handmade statue of Mahatma Gandhi in New York City. Before that, in February 2022, Gandhiji’s statue in Union Square near Manhattan was vandalized.
Both acts were strongly condemned by the Indian Mission, causing shock and dismay in the Indian-American community.
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