After Lenin and Periyar, Ambedkar's statue vandalised in UP

ANI | Updated: Mar 07, 2018 18:27 IST

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 7 (ANI): The vandalisation of statues of political and ideological figures across the country found its latest victim in Dalit icon Dr BR Ambedkar, whose statue was targetted by miscreants in Meerut's Mawana late on Tuesday night.

Earlier in the day, the Dalit community took to the streets and blocked traffic after the incident, but after an assurance from the administration that a new statue would be installed, they ended their protest.

The incident came to light a day after statue of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin were brought down in Tripura after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Left front government out of power in the state.

On Tuesday, a statue of social reformer Ramasamy Periyar's statue, located inside the Tirupattur corporation office, was also destructed in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district.

The next figure to come under attack was the bust of Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in Kolkata's Kalighat. (ANI)