Gandhi 150

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The Indian government has been carrying out tree-planting, statue-erecting, cycling and so on, all around the world to mark the upcoming 150th birthday of Indian pacifist Mohandas Gandhi.

Right-wing Hindu nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi is asking his Bharatiya Janata Party MPs to hold 93-mile marches (with tree-planting) in their constituencies starting on Gandhi's birthday, 2 October. 150km for 150 years.

On 3 July, an Israeli beer company, Malka Beer, apologised to the people and government of India for putting a picture of Gandhi’s face on a limited edition beer bottle to mark Israeli independence day in May.

Topics: Peace abuse