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Another Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttar Pradesh

IANS  |  Lucknow 

A day before the 127th birth anniversary of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, another of his statue's was vandalised in Gajna village in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday.

Officials said the two-feet statue of the was taken off the pedestal on which it had been installed. As a result, his legs came off while the shoes of the statue remained stuck to the brick-concrete pedestal.

The police said they were looking for the miscreants behind the act.

Over half-a-dozen incidents of Ambedkar's statues being vandalised have taken place in various parts of the state over the last one month.

Only a day ago, the police had sounded an alert across for possible attempts to damage the statues of the Dalit stalwart and the of India's constitution ahead of on April 14.

Ambedkar's statues were vandalised in Meerut, Budayun, Saharanpur, and in March, triggering angry protests from the opposition and the



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 16:50 IST