No end to Statue Vandalism: Ambedkar’s idol damaged in Rajasthan, UP

Achrol, April 5: No end to vandalisation of noble leaders idols, as incidents of such demolitions, have been reported from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh where a statue of the Father of Indian Constitution, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was found decapitated by miscreants. 

The latest stance is from Uttar’s Pradesh  Firozabad, while another has been reported from Rajasthan’s Achrol.

This comes a day after the bust of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue was vandalised in Nathdwara, Rajasthan yesterday.

Last month, a statue of the country’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was defaced with ink in West Bengal.

In a similar instance,  Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s idol was vandalised in Kokrajhar’s Assam.

Also, the statue of a profound Bengali poet from the 19th century, Michael Madhusudan Dutt was defaced in Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal.

Several incidents where statues of prominent political thinkers including those of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, BR Ambedkar were defaced or vandalised have been reported across the country despite central government’s warning.

The Home Ministry on March 6 issued advisories to states asking them to take all necessary precautions to prevent such incidents.

“Persons indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of law,” an official statement had said.

After the Tripura Assembly election results were announced, a statue of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, was bulldozed by a mob following which several incidents of statues being damaged sprung.


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