Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in Kannur

Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in Kannur

According to latest reports, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was defaced by an unidentified person in Kerala morning, while unidentified miscreants poured paint on the bust of Dr BR Ambedkar in Tiruvottiyur, Chennai.

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 objectionable actions by people have shocked many, as they arose from one isolated incident and have now overtaken the south with other reports of statues of Indian idols getting vandalized. He suddenly pulled out the specs and garland on the statue; he slapped the statue. The investigating police have ruled out political involvement in the vandalism incident.

This comes a day after PM Modi strongly condemned such incidents and spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue.

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Some locals on the spot were reported as saying that they saw a man hurling a stone at the statue before fleeing the spot and reports said someone had also taken his photograph. Another statue of Lenin was vandalised in the state as well. Reports suggest that the police are now on the lookout for the people who defaced the statue. Over the last three days, statues of Periyar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee were vandalised in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. MHA has taken serious notes of such incidents of vandalism.

Miscreant tried to damage Gandhi statue in Kannur.

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