Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised in Kerala's Kannur, Ambedkar's idol damaged in Chennai despite Govt's stern warning against such acts

08 March 2018, 12:35 PM
Mahatma Gandhi statue in Kerala Kannur - File Photo
Mahatma Gandhi statue in Kerala Kannur - File Photo

The vandalising of statues continues to grip the political landscape of the country as an idol of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalized by miscreants in Kerala's Kannur on Thursday.

The incident comes to light despite a stern warning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh against such acts.

According to reports, the hooligans, who are yet to be identified, broke the spectacles on Gandhi's statue before getting away in Thaliperambu area of the city. 

The incident came at the back of dislodging of Lenin's statue in Tripura and the desecration of a bust of Periyar in Tamil Nadu's Vellore.

The bust of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was damaged by activists of Left-leaning outfit 'Radical' in south Kolkata on Wednesday.

A statue of B R Ambedkar was damaged by unidentified people in Uttar Pradesh's Mawana on Tuesday, triggering protests by Dalits.
In another incident that took place last night, Ambedkar bust installed at Thiruvotriyur Periyar Nagar in Chennai was blackened. The police have registered a case against unknown people. 

First Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:27 PM
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