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Slap sedition cases on those vandalising statues: Mayawati

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Those disturbing peace and harmony by vandalising statues should be booked under the sedition law, today demanded, a day after a statue of icon Ambedkar was damaged in yesterday.

There have also been several other instances of statues of prominent leaders being vandalised from across the country in recent days.

"Such acts are not in the interest of the country as they weaken the democratic and secular fabric as well as harm communal harmony," the former said in a statement here.

Now even in Uttar Pradesh, in Meerut, the was vandalised, she added.

She urged followers of the leaders, whose statues were vandalised, to exercise restraint while demanding "prompt and strict action" against those harming harmony in the society.

"Mere tall claims and rhetoric by the central and state governments against such forces will not serve any purpose. Action needs to be taken against them under the sedition law," the stressed.

Demanding proper security to the memorials, statues and parks set up in the memory of and other ideologues, especially in Uttar Pradesh, alleged if no action was taken, it would mean these incidents were part of a BJP-RSS conspiracy.

On the occassion of today, the asked the BJP government in to implement the schemes meant for the welfare, progress and security of women, with a special focus on those belonging to the and deprived sections.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:50 IST