Kishan Chand himself deposed that Indira Gandhi was present at the meeting, held at her house, when the orders were given to disconnect the electric supply to all newspapers in Delhi.
The bust, built in Gandhi Park in Joura of Morena district, was reportedly vandalised and the police have registered a case against the culprits, which are yet to be identified.
Petitioner Phadnis has claimed that the Justice J L Kapur Commission of Inquiry set up in 1966 was not able to unearth the entire conspiracy that had led to the killing of the Mahatma
Seven decades after the probe into Gandhi’s murder and the subsequent execution of the accused, a new petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of India challenging many facts in the case.
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also circumabulated the column as a mark of respect. Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy here MaryKay Carlson and various other senior officials of the American mission were also present at the memorial.
A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao initially asked Phadnis why the matter, affirmed by the trial court and high court verdicts, should be raked up now.
During the hearing, which lasted about 15 minutes, the apex court was initially of the view that “nothing can be done in law” in the case which has been decided long ago.
“This drive was today conducted in every district of the Valley, in which all the officers and officials participated and cleaned their premises and adjacent areas with commitment and devotion,” the spokesman said.
Introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng, the resolution expresses support for goals and ideals of International Day of Non-Violence, and encourages people of United States to observe the celebration with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities.
“The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela is that they were exemplars of fundamental belief that drivers of conflict are all amenable to non-violent solutions. A belief that underpins activities of UN,” Akbaruddin said.
The British raj was helpless beyond a point to censor or repress American journalists, whose nationality served as an immunity of sorts and allowed them to spotlight Gandhi’s activities and India’s freedom struggle for the US and world.
The book features another interesting account, where Mehta talks about Gandhi’s “cricketing calibre”. “Once we were watching a cricket match together.
In the viral photo, a little kid can be seen sticking cut-outs of Mahatma Gandhi from notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 on a sheet. Sending shock waves on social media, the picture has been widely shared across all networking platforms — from Twitter to Facebook and WhatsApp.
Connecting the issue of cleanliness, untouchability and national autonomy, Gandhi had laid down the guidelines of what he saw as the ideal free Indian society.
“The new statue would offer another spot for them to pay their respect to the great soul,” the statement said. Built at a cost of Rs 8.73 lakh, the statue, sculpted by renowned artist Ram Sutar, is installed in parking area of Rajghat Samadhi Complex.