Statue vandalism row: Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised

Statue vandalism row: Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised

Statue vandalism row: Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised

Incidents of attack on statues of the Communist idol is underway, today a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was damaged by unknown persons in Thaliparamba area of Kannur. According to police officials, the miscreant is yet to be identified and fled the scene after committing the crime. The incident came to light on Thursday morning when some vendors came to Gramam Street to open their shops there. He suddenly pulled out the specs and garland on the statue; he slapped the statue. The police have launched an investigation into the case.

Vandalising statues started on Monday when the statue of Lenin was bulldozed in Tripura after the BJP swept the assembly elections. There were reports that in Tripura itself, another statue of Lenin was vandalised in the state.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said statues of leaders should be given due respect.

Reacting to vandalism with SP Mookerjee's statue, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the act and assured that the statue would be restored. Following protests by several groups with political leaders like DMK's MK Stalin demanding that he be arrested, H Raja distanced himself from the Facebook post, noting that it was posted by an administrator of his page without his permission.

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was damaged at taluk office in Taliparamba in Kannur district of Kerala.

While H Raja has since expressed his heartful regret for his comments, the BJP went on damage control mode.

MHA has asked the states that they must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents.

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