Newsblaze of Folsom California is aghast that grey Canberra bureaucrats have turned a deaf ear to the pleas of the Gandhi Monument Council and refused to name a street after Mahatma Ghandi:
- Replying to a plea of Gandhi Monument Council headquartered in USA, John Meyer, Executive Director Client Services of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Planning and Land Authority, said, “…Canberra’s place naming guidelines do not allow us to accept your nomination. These guidelines state that the ACT’s roads and public places are to commemorate Australians and things Australian.”
As an exercise for the reader I’m asking for other streets in Canberra already named for non-Australians?
[Image: Gandhi statue in Glebe Park]
UPDATED: The Indian MeriNews site has now picked up the story.