Another Dr BR Ambedkar statue vandalised by miscreants

Violet Powell
March 10, 2018

On Wednesday, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar were found defaced in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, respectively. The attacks on statues of historical and political leaders started in Tripura earlier this week and similar incidences have been reported from various parts of the country since then.

Following the Tripura incident, a statue of Dravidian icon Periyar, also known as EV Ramaswamy, was vandalised. Reports state that six members of the group have been detained by the police in the incident.

A district official of Haridwar said the miscreants damaged the statue in Kanhawaali village while it was dark. Police has arrested one person in connection with the incident.

BJP leader H Raja posted on Facebook, which was later deleted, he wrote "Who is Lenin and what is the connection between Lenin and India?" The vandalising of statues has triggered a protest in entire nation and people are furious with the action.

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After Lenin's statue was removed in Tripura and Periyar's statue was vandalised in Tamil Nadu, statues of B.R. Ambedkar were vandalised and damaged in parts of Uttar Pradesh. Adequate police personnel have been deployed in the area to check any other untoward incident.

Wednesday's condemnation, warnings and appeals coincided with Jana Sangh founder and BJP icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee's bust being blackened and its features smashed by an ultra-Left student outfit of Jadavpur University in Kolkata. The incident came to light hours after the Home Ministry sent an advisory to all states and Union territories to take strong action against anyone involved in the destruction of statues.

A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Brajendra Narayan Mishra, had installed PM's statue in a temple before 2014 parliamentary elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the incidents of vandalism of statues and said that stern action would be taken against those found guilty.

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