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The global community still remembers his fight against racism in South Africa. However, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – the political activist and the leader of the Indian Independence Movement against British rule who led the South Asian nation to Independence, apart from inspiring movements for civil rights and freedom across the world – is at the centre of a debate seven decades after his death. And that, too, in Africa!
A statue of Gandhi has recently been removed from a campus of the University of Ghana a couple of years after some professors launched a petition, claiming that the thinker and the much revered leader of the Indian freedom movement was racist. The protesters also accused the Indian freedom fighter of supporting the caste system.


The Ghana University Gandhi Statue

In his publication – titled ‘Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire‘ (2007), Rajmohan Gandhi quoted the Mahatma as saying: “Many of the native prisoners are only one degree removed from the animal and often created rows and fought among themselves.” He further quoted passages written by Gandhi which say that Indians are “infinitely superior” to black Africans! According to Rory Carrol in The Guardian, Gandhi saw Black people as “lazy savages who were barely human“.
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had unveiled the statue in June 2016 at the University of Ghana campus in Accra. A couple of months after the inauguration of the statue, professors launched the Gandhi Must Fall movement, with Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo leading the protests. Later, they received support from the students. In a petition, the protesters stated that “it is better to stand up for our dignity than to kowtow to the wishes of a burgeoning Eurasian super power”.


The statue has been removed

Radio Universe confirmed on December 11 that the statue was removed. Those – who removed the statue – informed the press that they had done so only after receiving instructions from the higher authorities in this regard.
Dr Ọbádélé Kambon – head of the Institute of African Studies’ Department of Arts – said that it was the victory of Black people and their pride! For his part, student Benjamin Mensar stressed that it was a huge victory for the people of Ghana, as “the statue used to remind us that we were inferior”.


Mahatma Gandhi

Meanwhile, a female student opined that the statue should have been removed much earlier as the action has no connection with diplomacy. It is to be noted that protests against Gandhi had also broken out in Johannesburg in 2013 for allegedly making racist comments against Black people.

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  1. You are missing the Theological and Historical basis for the anti-black and anti-African bias of the Hindoo. Gandhi is just 1 man.

    Hindoos and Indians, by extension , are anti-black anti-african, by genetic, ideological and theological design.

    The Southern Indians – also called Sudroids,are offspringed from the Negroids of Africa..Indian History records that several Abyssinian sunni slaves,from Nigeria and Ethiopia,came to India as slaves and then became soldiers,and thereafter became kings who ruled over Bengal,The Deccan and Central India for centuries.dindooohindoo

    The Indians are ashamed about this – when they see Africans in their nation – as this part of their history is not taught,in any Indian History – Educational Book !

    Abyssinian Muslim slave kings also trained “so called gurerilla fighters”, who later became kings – like Shivaji.This is also a fact that Hindoos refuse to acknowledge -as it shames them.

    Hindoos state that Rama of Ramayana was a fair skinned blue eyed god.In reality,as per the Ramayana, Rama was a black skinned man (as stated below) whose wife ran off and was in love with another african,who was the king of Lanka – called Ravana.

    Book II : Ayodhya Kanda – Book Of Ayodhya

    Chapter[Sarga] 2

    तेषामायाचितं देव त्वत्प्रसादा त्समृद्ध्यताम् |
    राममिन्दीवरश्यामं सर्वशत्रुनिबर्हणम् || २-२-५३
    पश्यामो यौवराज्यस्थं तव राजोत्तमाऽअत्मजम् |

    “Oh best of kings, Dasaratha ! We shall see Rama adorned with princely kingdom. Your son Rama has the complexion of a black lotus flower and annihilates all his enemies. Let the wish of the people be fulfilled by your grace.

    Rama’s wife spent 12 years with Ravana – and produced 2 kids – Luv and Kush.The Kushites of Africa claim lineage from Kush (Ravana was a Black man and Kush was Black)

    This is a source of acute discomfort to the Hindoos !

    The fair skinned Indians are the offspring of the Scythians, Sakas, Greeks,Mongols,Mughals,Persians etc who pillaged Indian women, and some stayed back in Hindoosthan and settled with Hindoos,and their own breed.So they are,at best. a mongrel race.

    These fair skinned people wrote the Rig Veda and other vedas, wherein “hate of the black skin” and their “extermination is rationalised,justified,eulogised and celebrated”.Black skinned inhabitants of India in the era of the Rig Veda were called “Dasyus”.

    The Theological Proof

    Black Colour

     “He, much invoked, hath slain Dasyus and Simyus, after his wont, and laid them low with arrows.The mighty thunderer with his “fair-complexioned friends” won the land, the sunlight, and the waters.” (Rig Veda I:100:18.Rg.V.III.34.9)

     The ancient singer praises the god who “destroyed the Dasyans and protected the Aryan colour.”

     Indra is praised for “killing thousands” of the “abject tribes of Dasas”, with his arrow and taking great vengeance,with “murdering weapons.” (Rig Veda IV:28:3-4)

     The sacrificer poured out thanks to his god for “scattering the slave bands of black descent”, and for stamping out ” the vile Dasyan colour.” (Rg.V. II.20.7, II.12.4 ] Rg.V.I.130.8)

    As per the Rig Veda, the Dasyus are “fit to be killed” anytime and any where. Sample the Rigveda , as under :

    1.8.65 Mantra 65 – Indra (Author: Pragatha Kanva)

     Indra, both worlds complained to thee when uttering thy fearful roar, What time thou “smotest Dasyus dead”.

    1.8.87 Mantra 87 – Indra (Authors: Krsna Angiras, Dyumnika Vasistha, Priyamedha Angiras)

     For thou art he, O Indra, wiio stormeth all castles of the foe,”Slayer of Dasyus”, man’s Supporter, Lord of Heaven.

    1.8.66 Mantra 66 – Indra (Author: Kali Pragatha)

     The Vrtra-slayer smote them all as “spokes are hammered” into naves:The Dasyu-killer waxed in might

    1.5.29 Mantra 29 – Agni (Author: Gauriviti Saktya)

     Thou slewest “noseless Dasyus”, with thy weapon, and in their home hostile speakers.

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