The incident happened for the second time in the last two weeks
The men not only broke the statue of Mahatma Gandhi but also wrote some bad words on the wall of the temple
New Delhi,A statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi installed outside a Hindu temple in New York City, America, was vandalized by some miscreants earlier this month. After that, a gang of six unknown persons destroyed the statue in a sense of hatred. India has condemned the entire incident as disgusting.
On the Indian side, the matter has been raised with the US authorities, so that action can be taken against those responsible for the act. According to the statement given by the New York City Police, they received information at 12.30 pm on August 16 that some unknown persons had damaged a religious statue located in front of the Tulsi temple. The police have appealed to the locals to help track down these low-level individuals.
A New York official said in a statement that the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside Sri Tulsi Mandir has been vandalized for the second time. This time the statue has been completely destroyed. According to reports, CCTV footage showed a man smashing Gandhiji’s statue with a hammer. A few minutes later, a group of six men came there and completely destroyed the statue.
According to reports, Lakhram Maharaj, the founder of Sri Tulsi Mandir located in South Richmond Hill, said that people are now afraid to go to the temple. The men not only broke the statue of Mahatma Gandhi but also wrote some bad words on the wall of the temple. The investigating officers said that the Gandhi statue was damaged two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the embassy said in a statement that it strongly condemns the vandalism of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside a temple in Queens, New York.ss1