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The 20-foot-high statue was sprayed with pro-Calistan graffiti, along with abusive words aimed at the heroes of the non-violent free movement commonly known in India as the “father of the people.” Canadian police said the issue was being investigated as a hate crime.

The Government of India has expressed anger and anguish over the blasphemy of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, a symbol of the free struggle in Toronto.

The 20-foot-high statue was destroyed early Wednesday morning at Vishnu Temple in the area of ​​Younge Street and Garden Avenue in the Greater Toronto Area.

Meanwhile, Canada’s High Commissioner for India tweeted, “I am deeply resentful of this hate crime aimed at terrorizing the Indian community, which has increased concerns and anxieties of the Indian community here. The Canadian government will investigate the perpetrators and ensure that they can be brought to justice promptly. “

In addition, the Consulate General of India in Toronto Tweets too“Suffering from the blasphemy of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Temple of Vishnu in Richmond Hill. This criminal and hateful vandalism has deeply hurt the sentiment of the Canadian Indian community. Canada to investigate this. I’m in touch with the authorities. I hate sin. “

India also issued a formal diplomatic communiqué to the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Global Affairs Canada on Wednesday afternoon calling for urgent police investigation and action to arrest the person responsible for the destruction.

On the Indian side, the incident was ” Panic feeling York District Police spoke with the CBC and described the case as hatred and a “prejudice-based case.”

Amy Budlow, a spokesman for the York District Police, said someone had smeared the statue with “graphic words” such as “rape criminals” and “Khalistan” and “does not tolerate hate crimes in any way.” rice field.

“Anyone who sacrifices another person based on race, country or ethnicity, language, skin color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, etc. will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” She further explained.

In February, the statue of Gandhi was beheaded in New York, and in January 2021, another statue was destroyed in Davis, California.

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