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MetiNews.Com - Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked for the Royal Mint Advisory Committee to recognise those from BAME communities

Manchester news UK considers Gandhi coin to commemorate Indian independence hero Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked for the Royal Mint Advisory Committee to recognise those from BAME communities

Manchester news  UK considers Gandhi coin to commemorate Indian independence hero Manchester united news
02 August 2020 - 11:48

Breaking News ! A special minted coin to commemorate India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi is being considered in the UK. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has written to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) asking it to recognise contributions of people from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. “RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi,” the UK Treasury announced late on Saturday, Reuters reports. In his letter to the RMAC, Mr Sunak said members of BAME communities had made a "profound contribution" and that the committee should consider recognising it on the UK's coinage. Read More Related Articles Schools need ‘clarification’ on reopening amid rise in coronavirus cases, warns teachers' union Gandhi, an advocate for non-violence, led the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule before he was assassinated a few months later on January 30, 1948. The lawyer has inspired civil rights and freedoms across the world and his birthday, October 2, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence. It comes as British institutions have begun to re-examine their colonial past amid the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, triggered by the death of black American Geroge Floyd in May. Rishi Sunak has asked for the RMAC to recognise those from BAME communities (Image: Getty Images) However, when the bronze statue of Gandhi was erected outside Manchester Cathedral in November 2019, it was met with backlash from some University of Manchester students who claimed the peace leader as 'anti-black'.

. The statue was presented by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD). Manthan Taswala, from the SRMD, said: "Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings remain as potent today as when he first said, ‘be the change that you want to see in the world' "A statue in Manchester will ensure that the heart of our politics and democracy can all be blessed with his ethos." But in an open letter sent by students from the Decolonize Network, they called for acknowledgement from Manchester's civic leaders of Gandhi’s ‘anti-black racism and complicity in the British empire’s actions in Africa’. “He saw himself as a ‘fellow-colonist’, theorising Indians as a superior race, which he called ‘Indo-Ayran’ in explicit reference to white supremacist logic,” the letter read. The #GandhiMustFall letter suggested Gandhi referred to Africans as being 'savages' and 'like animals'. A Manchester City Council spokesperson responded at the time: "Although we are aware that there is some debate about Gandhi’s life, most people in the city will see the statue in the context in which it was intended - to spread a message of peace, love and harmony."

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