Punjab CM Captain Amarinder condemns vandalism of UK Sikh soldier statue || SNE
By India Today .
Nov 12, 2018
The vandalism of the 10-foot-tall statue was outrageous, said Captain Amarinder, expressing serious concern and distress over the incident.
Captain Amarinder said the vandalism was attempt to undermine contributions of Sikh soldiers.
Statue was marked with graffiti that said ‘sepoy no more.
Smethwick Gurdwara had donated £20,000 for construction of statue.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condemned the act of vandalism at UK’s newly-inaugurated Indian war memorial, calling for strict action against the culprits of the alleged racial attack on the occasion of the centenary of World War I.
The vandalism of the 10-foot-tall statue, depicting a Sikh soldier of the 15th Ludhiana Sikhs regiment, symbolic of the contribution of South Asian soldiers to World War I, was outrageous, said Captain Amarinder, expressing serious concern and distress over the incident.The incident comes in the backdrop of a series of racial attacks against Sikhs in the UK and other Western nations in recent months.