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Ensure security of statues of icons in UP: CM to Police

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

today directed chiefs to ensure security of statues of known figures, following icon being vandalised in

The chief minister's directions comes amid a spate of incidents targeting statues and busts of icons in the country.

"Maintaining law and order is the priority of the state and the government will take strict action against those involved in vitiating it. chiefs should remain alert and ensure security of statues of icons," he said here.

Strict action should be taken against those involved in the incident and measures should be taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur, Adityanath said.

The statue of the icon was vandalised on Tuesday and replaced yesterday by the administration.

In Kolkata, a bust of founder was damaged yesterday following the razing of statues of Soviet icon in

The bust of Dravidian movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar in Tamil Nadu's Vellore was also desecrated triggering widespread protests across the state.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 15:15 IST