Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Ambedkar statue vandalised, RK Singh condemns

Ambedkar statue vandalised, RK Singh condemns

According to police, the statue was vandalised on early hours of Wednesday. The incident was noticed when the residents of Bhagwanpur Bahugara village found the broken nose of Modi's statue. As per reports, the statue was brought down by suspected BJP workers who were celebrating their party's victory after the recently concluded Assembly elections.

A district official of Haridwar said the miscreants damaged the statue in Kanhawaali village while it was dark. The vandalising of statues has triggered a protest in entire nation and people are furious with the action. The vandalism of statues of public figures started after Lenin's statue was razed in Agartala.

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Syama Prasad Mookerjee A bust of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was on Wednesday vandalised in south Kolkata by seven persons, including a woman, allegedly belonging to a left-wing group "Radical", police said.All the seven persons have been arrested, city police commissioner Rajiv Kumar said. Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah also termed the desecration of communist icon Lenin's statues in Tripura and Periyar's statue in Tamil Nadu "extremely unfortunate" as he warned party workers of stern action. Restoration of the bust has been initiated, he said.

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Chennai: Adding to the list of statues of leaders being vandalised in various parts of the country, a bust of Dalit leader B. R. Ambedkar in a residential locality in Chennai was found defaced on Thursday, triggering a protest by locals, police said. Adequate police personnel have been deployed in the area to check any other untoward incident.

Last year, the Dalit community's call to install a statue of Ambedkar and the objection of the Thakur community to the proposal led to major caste violence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his strong disapproval of statues being vandalised in parts of the country.

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