Ashes of Gandhiji Shifted Away From Rajghat Memorial

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AHMEDABAD: A midst protests by Narmada Bachao Andolan activists, the district administration on Thursday moved the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi away from the Rajghat memorial on the banks of Narmada, which now comes under the submergence zone of the Sardar Sarovar dam project.

The ashes of Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Bai and private secretary Mahadev Bhai Desai have been shifted 4km to Kukra rehabilitation centre, district collector Tejaswi Naik told TOI.

"Gandhiji's ashes were being transported disrespectfully in a dirty vehicle, violating laws and defaming the Father of the Nation," NBA's Medha Patkar alleged.


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