Ghanian academics want Gandhi’s statue removed

gandhi[1]On September 12, 2016, a group of academics and students at the University of Ghana put an online petition to the university chairman Dr. Kofi Kwamena Ahwoi, demanding that Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi statue should be removed from the campus because Gandhi hated Black people. The petition has been signed by more than 1,100 people so far.

The petition quoted several references in which Gandhi depicted Indians living in African countries as being at a higher level than black Africans, and used the racist pejorative kaffirs (no-believers) to describe them.

One of Gandhi’s writings cited in the petition reads: “Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.”

The disputed statue, a gift from Indian government, was put during India’s president Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Ghana in June 2016. Mukherjee is the first Indian president ever to visit the country.

In 2014, Booker prize-wining Indian author Arundhati Roy speaking at Kerala University (India) accused K.M. Gandhi of racism against Muslim and Hindu Dalit minorities.

It is time to unveil a few truths about a person whose doctrine of nonviolence was based on the acceptance of a most brutal social hierarchy ever known, the caste system. Do we really need to name our universities after him?” Roy said.

Hindu caste system is centuries old but there still over 220 million Hindu victims of this religious and social racism.

Professor Ashwin Desai (University of Johannesburg) in book, The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-bearer of Empire, claimed Gandhi was a Hindu tool of the British Empire.

India’s ruling BJP and its Hindutva allies never forgave Gandhi for accepting partition of the Indian sub-continent in the 1940s. On May 28, 2014, anti-Muslim prime minister of India, Narendra Modi and his Hindutva ministers turned up to pay tributes to Vinyak Damodar Savarkar for master-minding the assassination of Gandhi on January 30, 1948. Savarkar’s mercy appeal was rejected by the British colonial regime five times. Modi has long been hailed as the best friend of Israel in Asia by Netanyahu and the Jewish controlled press around the world.

Gandhi was never liked by the Organized Jewry for his opposition to the notorious 1917 Balfour Declaration. In a letter to Dr. Chaim Weizman, president of World Zionist movement in 1930s, Gandhi advised him to run a non-violent anti-Nazi campaign in order to secure better rights for the European Jewry. Gandhi was against the partition of historic Palestine for the so-called Jewish Homeland for the Jews who had no ancestral claim over the land.

In response, the organized Jewry called Gandhi an “anti-Semite”, a “crackpot”, a “sex maniac”, and so on.

Sir Winston Churchill, a Christian Zionist, called Gandhi a “Naked Fakir” (naked beggar) for not covering his body in public.

The Father of Pakistan nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah called Gandhi, a hypocrite for mixing Hindu religious racism with politics.

Former editor of the Jew York Times, Joseph Lelyveld in Gandhi’s biography Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India – claims Gandhi to be a sexual weirdo, a political incompetent and a fanatical faddist – one who was often downright cruel to those around him.

British historian Jad Adams in his book, Gandhi: Naked Ambition has revealed Gandhi’s several immoral activities, such as, sleeping and bathing with young Hindu untouchable girls.

In 2012, Jerusalem municipality erected Gandhi’s statue in a park built on a plot stolen from a Palestinian family to show the Natives that they may be able to get some rights from the Zionist regime by following Gandhi’s non-violence movement against the British occupation regime.

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