Gandhi statue desecrated in Kannur

Randolph Lopez
March 9, 2018

The spectacle of the statue was damaged.

The news comes at a time when there have been multiple instances of statue vandalisation across the country started after Lenin's statue was razed in Tripura by BJP supporters.

In the incident involving Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Kannur, media reports said the police have arrested one man. The incident came to light on Thursday morning when some vendors came to Gramam Street to open their shops there. On March 8, it has been reported that a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Kannur district in Kerala was vandalised by unidentified people. The police have launched an investigation into the case.

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This is the fifth statue of a political figure to be damaged since the BJP won the elections in Tripura on Saturday. Reports state that the supporters chanted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" while the statue was pulled down.

There have been numerous incidents of statues being vandalised in various parts of the country.

In wake of the recent attacks on statues of prominent personalities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh condemned these incidents and have urged states to take stern action against those accountable. Six members of a left-wing student organisation named "Radicals" have been detained by the police in the incident.

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