Mahatma Gandhi's Statue In Kerala and BR Ambedkar's Bust In Chennai Damaged

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The statue vandalisation spree continued across the country on Thursday, with unknown miscreants defacing BR Ambedkar's bust in Chennai, media reports said. The locals said that some youths tried to knock down the statue and smeared its face with black ink.

The statue, however, remained undamaged even though the culprit also tried to destroy it by hitting with stone.

Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that unidentified people poured paint on the bust of Dr BR Ambedkar at Tiruvottiyur near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

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According to the police, the statue was installed by the Dalit community in Chhota Mawana several years ago. The attack was noticed on Thursday morning. The incident comes as part of heated statue vandalism row that seems to have started in the nation. The statue vandalised by people is situated in Thaliparamba area.

Jana Sangh founder and BJP icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee's bust was blackened by an ultra-Left student outfit of Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Wednesday.

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"Such incidents will not stop and are a result of the weak Central government". The Taliparamba Police detained a man in connection with the incident.

The statue, located inside the compound of the Taliparamnba Taluk Office, was vandalised at around 8:30 a.m., according to eyewitnesses.

The home minister has appealed to political parties to ensure that those found desecrating statues are dealt with strictly.

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