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STATEMENT: RO KHANNA CONDEMNS THE VANDALIZATION OF GANDHI STATUE IN DAVIS, CALIFORNIA

February 1, 2021
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Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Vice Chair of the Congressional India Caucus, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement after the vandalization of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Central Park in Davis, California:

“Nonviolent, respectful protest was the essence of Gandhi’s life mission. To see the desecration of this magnificent statue only underscores the need for more people to study Gandhi’s teachings, not unilaterally erase him from the public discourse. This was a shameful act. At a moment in our history when disagreement needs to be managed with tolerance and patience, I urge everyone involved to take the time to listen and talk instead of resorting to acts of public vandalism. As the Democratic Vice Chair of the India Caucus, I will continue to work with my colleagues to build bridges across these divisions. I encourage everyone to join me in working through disagreement with dialogue and discussion, rather than resorting to violence that tears at the fabric of our society.”

 

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.