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Thieves steal some of Mahatma Gandhi's remains

Thieves steal some of Mahatma Gandhi's remains

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 04/10/2019
Mahatma Gandhi [Photo: Telegraph India]

Thieves stole some of Mahatma Gandhi's remains on what would have been his 150th birthday.

The BBC reports the ashes were taken from a memorial in central India, where they had been kept since 1948 - the year of Gandhi's assassination by a Hindu extremist.

The thieves also scrawled "traitor" in green paint across photographs of the independence leader.

Some Hindu hardliners view Gandhi as a traitor for his advocacy of Hindu-Muslim unity.

This is despite Gandhi being a devout Hindu himself.

Source: BBC

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