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Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in Kannur

Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in Kannur Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in Kannur
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 16:41

The incident of vandalism came a day after a statue of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, installed in Kalighat, was damaged in Kolkata. An unknown idividual has broken the spectacles on the statue in addition to hurling stones and damaging the garland of the same as well. 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 is mentally unstable and we are ruling out any political relation", ANI quoted a police officer as saying.

The incident happened in Thaliparamba area of Kannur.

The police have launched an investigation into the case.

Meanwhile, despite increased vigilance and the ruling NDA government strongly condemning vandalism, another statue of BR Ambedkar was smeared with paint in Chennai on Wednesday night, reports said.

Incidents of the toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the nation. 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. "PM also spoke to HM in this regard & has expressed his strong disapproval of such incidents".