LONDON, UK—Barin Singh from the UK has started a petition on Change.org, urging the UK Government to not include Gandhi’s portrait on the UK Currency.
Rishi Sunak is a UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has written to the Royal Mint backing a campaign for ethnic minority figures to be featured on UK coins to celebrate diversity.
“… I wrote to the Royal Mint urging them to consider how to celebrate the achievements of BAME individuals on UK coinage,” said Sunak in a statement.
Barin Singh’s petition on Change.org website states –
M. Ghandi was a cause of great catastrophe in British India leading up to the Partition of “India” and more so the Punjab, which resulted in the death and destruction of lives and property and causing the mass migrations of Punjabi’s across the Punjab.
Many millions were uprooted from their ancestral homelands and hundreds of thousands of innocents killed in the aftermath.
M. Ghandi was also an ardent “anti-Sikh” and it is apparent of his distaste for the Punjabi’s and in particular the Sikhs, including insulting the 10th Guru of the Sikhs.
It may be of note that the Sikhs did not participate in the Mutiny of 1857 and defended the British population during this horrid period in history. Sikhs further sacrificed many of its youth in the many British wars external of India.
Gandhi further commented that black people were an inferior race. He is also known to have been a pedophile. I, therefore, implore the UK Parliament to oppose such a move.
You can sign the petition here.