Sikhs in social media have started to express unhappiness after the ‘Lions of the Great War’ statue was vandalized on High Street Thursday night in the UK.
The suspect wrote ‘Sepoys no more’ by crossing out ‘Great War’ and spray painted graffiti at numerous places on the memorial site.
The statue was inaugurated outside the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick and was commissioned by the Gurdwara Sahib to honor Sikh soldiers who served with British forces in the world wars.
The West Midlands Police stated the suspect would be charged with criminal damage.
Sikhs expressed outrage on social media:
— J-Skillz (@ApnaJSkillz) November 9, 2018
A 10ft statue of a #Sikh soldier unveiled last week outside Smethwick Sikh gurdwara to commemorate the First World War was vandalised last night and had graffiti written over it – it’s been taken off now but this is what was written. Sepoy is how the British referred to soldiers pic.twitter.com/YdYI8WPlwz
— Amardeep Bassey (@ambassey) November 9, 2018