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Gandhi statue desecrated in Kannur

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Andrew Cummings | 09 March, 2018, 02:37

Incidents of the toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the nation.

Kannur: Amid reports about vandalism of statues in parts of the country, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was reportedly defaced by an unidentified person at Taliparamba in Kannur district. The objectionable actions by people have shocked many, as they arose from one isolated incident and have now overtaken the south with other reports of statues of Indian idols getting vandalized.

The spectacle of the Gandhi statue was damaged, which is situated in Thaliparamba area of the city. The police have launched an investigation into the case. Reports state that the supporters chanted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" while the statue was pulled down.

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The statue, located in a compound that houses the Taliparamba Taluk Office, was found vandalised at about 8 am. The police also ruled out any political connection in the incident.

"Persons indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with & booked under relevant provisions of law, "Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said".

The incidents in Tamil Nadu were triggered after BJP leader H Raja had in a Facebook comment indicated that Periyar's statue would meet the fate as that of Lenin's statue. It started with the demolition of a statue of Vladimir Lenin with the help of a bulldozer in Tripura after Left Front's debacle in the state Assembly elections.

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