Information reaching Faceofmalawi indicates that the Indian High Commissioner has refused to receive a petition from Malawians calling themselves Citizens for Progressive Action who are fighting the idea to erect Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the country.

One of the organizers Pemphero Mphande confirmed of the development in an interview with one of the local daily papers (Nation Publication Limited).

According to Mphande, the Indian High Commission refused to open its doors for the group.

The group instead has resolved to deliver the petition to Lilongwe Civic Officers.

“Our message is clear that we don’t want any Ghandi statue in Malawi because he contributed nothing to our country. If we have more space lets honour our own heroes,” Mphande said.

Since morning, the group has been chanting anti-Gandhi songs while carrying placards with anti-Ghandi messages.

Last year the grouping successfully blocked the construction of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

The grouping claims that erecting Gandhi’s statue in the country will be an insults to Malawians, arguing that Gandhi was a racist.

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