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Take strong action against those vandalising statues: Abdullah to govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid a spate of incidents targeting statues and busts of known figures across the country, today asked the government to take stern action against those indulging in such acts.

The statues of Russian communist icon and from EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, were damaged in and respectively earlier this week.

A statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was also vandalised and replaced later in district of

I think it is a big challenge for that the statues of leaders who made big contributions are being damaged. It is wrong.

The government should find out who are destructing the statues. It must take stern action against those doing so, Abdullah told reporters outside Parliament.

had yesterday strongly disapproved of incidents of vandalism reported from certain parts of the country.

Modi had also spoken with on the matter, following which the ministry said it has taken serious note of the incidents and directed state governments to take strong action.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 14:35 IST