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Buddha statue stolen, Dalits stage protest in Uttar Pradesh

PTI | Muzaffarnagar (UP) |

A statue of Gautama Buddha was stolen from a village in Muzaffarnagar district, triggering protest by Dalits, police said on Tuesday.

The statue was stolen from Guyana Majra village on Monday, Charthawal police station SHO G C Sharma.

Soon after the news spread, angry Dalit villagers staged a protest in the western Uttar Pradesh district, police said.

Police have launched a search for the accused.