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New Gandhi statue unveiled outside South Richmond Hill temple, replaces statue destroyed in hate crime


Jan. 23, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Elected officials unveiled a new Mahatma Gandhi statue outside a South Richmond Hill temple to replace the one that was toppled at the site last year as part of a hate crime. Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar, the first Hindu-American elected to New York State Office, led a ceremony Sunday afternoon outside of Shree Tulsi Mandir, located at 103-24 111th St., following the destruction of the original statue in August 2022. The statue was toppled and smashed with a sledgehammer, with the vandals also spray painting it. Rajkumar, who played a pivotal role in having the August…
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