White House has strongly condemned the demolition of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in California. White House press secretary Jane Saki said, “We are certainly concerned about the incident of the fragmentation of Gandhi’s statue.” He said, we do not support any action to damage property. We hope that every community will respect each other.
Let me tell you that a six-foot tall 294 kg bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Central Park, City of Davis, North California, was vandalized by some unknown people last week and removed from its base pillar.
On the question asked in this regard, Saki said, “We are committed to creating a city that is inclusive and meets our principles.” We work diligently to ensure the physical and psychological safety of every citizen. Such acts are violent and threat to security.
Meanwhile, the Indian-American community held a community procession with Hindu-American organizations at City Park in California. While addressing the procession in Central Park, Davis Mayor Gloria Partida expressed regret for the incident, saying that the sabotage incident can never be forgiven. Gandhi is our inspiration and we will not allow any such act. Bharatvanshi Ro Khanna also condemned the demolition of the Gandhi statue.