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Mayawati demands sedition charges against people vandalising statues

IANS  |  Lucknow 

BSP on Thursday demanded registration of cases against miscreants vandalising statues of various known personalities across the country.

In a statement issued by her Bahujan Samaj Party, the former Minister also demanded that the central and state governments ensure no harm comes to statues of eminent persons at various public places, including parks.

The Dalit leader demanded that such statues be protected.

She claimed that some divisive and casteist forces were out to wreck havoc on the social fabric of the country and demanded that such people be brought to book at the earliest.

She mentioned the damage to Russian leader Lenin's statue in Tripura, (Erode Venkata Ramasamy) in and similar such incidents in other parts of the country.

The BSP said should not restrict himself to issuing statements of displeasure over such incidents but direct governments and authorities concerned to "ensure at all costs" that there is no recurrence of such crime.

Uttar Pradesh Minister earlier in the day shot off a missive to all District Magistrates and police officials to ensure that incidents like damage to a statue of Dalit icon Dr in Khurd village in were not repeated.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 22:20 IST