University to pull down statue of ‘racist’ Gandhi

University to pull down statue of ‘racist’ Gandhi

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be removed from a university campus in Ghana after professors launched a petition claiming the revered Indian independence leader and thinker was racist.

The statue of Gandhi was unveiled in June at the University of Ghana campus in Accra by Pranab Mukherjee, the president of India, as a symbol of close ties between the two countries.

But in September a group of professors started a petition calling for the removal of the statue, saying Gandhi was racist and that the university should put African heroes and heroines “first and foremost”. The petition states “it is better to stand up for our dignity than to kowtow to the wishes of a burgeoning Eurasian superpower”, and quotes passages written by Gandhi which say Indians are “infinitely superior” to black Africans. Read more 

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