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Statue vandalism row: Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised

Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue Damaged in Kannur One Man Arrested Police Denies Political Relation Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue Damaged
Jay Anderson | 10 March, 2018, 01:55

The Gandhi statue, installed in the Thaliparamba area of Kannur, was left with a broken spectacle dangling from its face. He suddenly pulled out the specs and garland on the statue; he slapped the statue.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

This comes a day after PM Modi strongly condemned such incidents and spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue. Police suspect it is a "one off incident". A police officer said that they are ruling out any political relations. In Chennai, Ambedkar's bust was found splashed with red paint. According to reports, Chennai police took cognizance of the matter and rushed to the spot at around 9 am. Reports suggest that the police are now on the lookout for the people who defaced the statue.




There have been numerous incidents of statues being vandalised in various parts of the country. Six people were arrested in connection with the vandalism. Earlier, statues of Syama Prasad Mukherjee and Dravidian idol Periyar were also vandalised.

On Monday, March 5, a Lenin statue at the College Square in south Tripura's Belonia was knocked down by a mob. Six members of a left-wing student organisation named "Radicals" have been detained by the police in the incident. On Wednesday another statue of Dr Ambedkar was also damaged by unidentified people in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut.

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