Dalit icon Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s statue vandalised by unidentified people in Meerut’s Mawana district in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
According to the police, The incident took place in Khurd village early in the morning and was noticed by villagers and others.
The Dalit community held a protest and blocked traffic in the morning, and later ended the protest after assurance from the administration of installation of a new statue.
After that incident, senior police officials rushed to the spot and security forces were deployed in large numbers.
The incident comes after a Lenin statue was toppled in Tripura and a statue of Periyar was broken in Tamil Nadu by suspected BJP activists.
Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and expressed strong disapproval in connection with the cases of statues vandalised in Tamil Nadu and Tripura.
On Wednesday, BJP President Amit Shah condemned the cases of vandalism and violence that have come to light from Tamil Nadu and Tripura.
The BJP will always remain committed to ideals of openness and constructive politics through which we can positively impact people’s lives as well as build a New India.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 7, 2018
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