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"This new trend of destroying statues across the country is nothing short of outright hooliganism," Mehbooba said in a tweet.
She was commenting on the recent pulling down of Lenin statue in Tripura which was followed by vandalisation of statues of Jana Sangh founder S P Mookerjee and other leaders, including, B R Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi.
"Vandalism of all kinds is against the law and actually aimed at hurting the very idea of India," Mehbooba said.
The incidents came close on the heels of Communist leader Lenin's statues being damaged in Tripura and Dravidan movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar's bust being desecrated in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
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