After launched a petition by professors claiming the revered nation’s father, Independence leader, and thinker Mahatma Gandhi was “racist”. A statue of Gandhi will be removed from a university Campus in Ghana. His statue was disclosed in June at the university of Ghana campus in Accra by Pranab Mukherjee, the president of India.
What petitioners said?
It’s worth mentioning here that in the last month a group of professors started a petition calling for a removal of the statue, saying Gandhi was the racist, hence the university should put the idle of African heroes and heroines. The petition states “it is good to raise the voice for our dignity than to kowtow to the wishes of a burgeoning Eurasian superpower”, and quotes passages written by Gandhi which says Indians are “substantially superior” to black Africans.
Raising their voice, more than one thousand people signed the petition, which claimed that not only Gandhi was racist towards Black African, but when he live in South Africa as a young man he campaigned for the maintenance of India’s caste system, an ancient social hierarchy that still defines that status in that country of hundreds of millions of people.
Opponents demand to government: Send back Gandhi’s Statue to India
People who are against the statue of Gandhi quoted several of his early writings in which he referred to black South Africans as “Kaffirs” that is a highly offensive racist stain. They have also complained to the South African government wanted to drag down Indians to the same level as people he called half-heathen natives.
A statue of Gandhi in the centre of Johannesburg is not far from the office where he worked as a lawyer. At the same time, renowned novelist Arundhati Roy accused him of perpetuating a discriminatory caste system in 2014. She has also said Gandhi has also been often criticized in his homeland.