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Mahatma Gandhi statue in Kerala vandalised

09 March 2018, 02:33 | Marta Robbins

After Lenin, Periyar, Ambedkar, Mookerjee, now Gandhi's statue vandalized in Kerela

After Lenin and Periyar vandals target statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Ambedkar

The spectacle of the statue was also damaged.

According to latest reports, a statue of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was defaced by an unidentified person in Kerala on Thursday morning.

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The incident occurred around 8:30 am inside the compound of Taluk office at Thaliparamba in Kannur.

"Based on a complaint from the local people, we have registered an FIR and two special teams have been formed to trace the culprits", Deputy Police Commissioner G Shashank Sai said.

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"Incidents of the toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the country".

The incidents come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned such acts of vandalism and spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue.

On Tuesday night, a statue of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar was vandalised and later replaced in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.

The police confirmed that there was no political motive behind the incident in Taliparamba.

The MHA also asked the states to take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents. While several BJP members celebrated the bringing down of Lenin's statue, party National Secretary H Raja took to Facebook to warn that Dravidian and anti-caste revolutionary EV Ramasamy, who is popularly known as Periyar, would be next.



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