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Mahatma Gandhi statue in Kerala vandalised

Mahatma Gandhi bust in Kannur Mahatma Gandhi bust in Kannur
Glenn Montgomery | 10 March, 2018, 01:53

While the reports of Gandhi's statue being vandalised were surfacing, it was found that another statue of Dr BR Ambedkar was defaced by unknown miscreants in the north part of Chennai.

One person was arrested in Kannur where the glasses and the garland on the Mahatma's statue were broken.

The Uttar Pradesh police has registered a case over the desecration of Hanuman's statue in Kharua village on Wednesday. He allegedly hurled a stone at the statue before leaving the scene. "Based on the information we have, he has been undergoing medical treatment and had left his home", a police officer in Taliparamba told DH.

According to a report on NDTV, miscreants poured paint on Ambedkar's bust in Tiruvottiyur area of Chennai on Wednesday night.

The news comes at a time when there have been multiple instances of statue vandalisation across the country started after Lenin's statue was razed in Tripura by BJP supporters.

"Incidents of toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the country". In another incident, Sangh ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee's bust was also vandalised in Kolkata.

The police confirmed that there was no political motive behind the incident in Taliparamba. 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.

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