After Lenin's statue was removed in Tripura and Periyar's statue was vandalised in Tamil Nadu, statues of B.R. Ambedkar were vandalised and damaged in parts of Uttar Pradesh. After destroying Dr Ambedkar's statue in Meerut on Wednesday, second statue of Dr Ambedkar was vandalised where his statue was smeared with raid paint by unknown miscreants in Chennai. According to CPI (M) leaders BJP workers in large number pulled down Russian revolutionary and Communist icon Vladimir Lenin's statue in Belonia on Monday and the very next day another statue of the leader was vandalised in South Tripura. Reports state that six members of the group have been detained by the police in the incident. As per reports by Tamil Nadu police, the statue of the founder of the Dravidian movement was vandalised.
Circle officer of Mawana UN Mishra said a villager noticed that Ambedkar's statue was vandalised and informed the police. Police has arrested one person in connection with the incident. The case was reported after a series of such incidents in Tripura, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
Several AIADMK MLAs including Thamimun Ansari, Karunas and U Thaniyarasu have issued a joint statement demanding H Raja's arrest under the National Security Act, while MDMK chief Vaiko questioned why BJP top leadership did not take action against Raja. Adequate police personnel have been deployed in the area to check any other untoward incident. The agitators called off the protest after district administration assured them that a new statue of Ambedkar would soon be installed.
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But this didn't stop here, now it has turned in to a political war and has resulted in another vandalisation of statue and this time it was Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, ultra-Left student outfit vandalised and defaced a statue of BJP ideologist in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi "strongly disapproved" incidents of vandalism of statues in certain parts of the country and spoke to home minister Rajnath Singh on the growing concern.