The Prime Minister strongly disapproved the toppling of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known as 'Lenin', statue in south Tripura and vandalism of social activist and politician E.V. Ramasamy 'Periyar' bust in Vellore.
The MHA has taken serious note of such incidents of "vandalism" and asked the states to take all necessary measures to prevent such events, an MHA statement said.
The statement also said persons responsible for such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of law.(ANI)