Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 13
The Indian Embassy in Washington has lodged a strong protest with US law enforcement agencies over the draping of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi with a flag purportedly to be that of “Khalistan”.
In a statement, the embassy said, “The statue at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza in front of the embassy was defaced by Khalistani elements… by hooligans masquerading as protesters against the universally respected icon of peace and justice.”
The embassy has taken up the matter with the US Department of State for an early investigation and action against the culprits.
The Washington DC Police and Secret Services had a sizeable presence when all this happened on Saturday afternoon, sources said.