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Vandalism of statues nothing but hooliganism: Mehbooba

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Chief Minister today said the destroying of statues in various parts of the country was nothing short of hooliganism.

"This new trend of destroying statues across the country is nothing short of outright hooliganism," Mehbooba said in a tweet.

She was commenting on the recent pulling down of statue in which was followed by vandalisation of statues of founder S P Mookerjee and other leaders, including, B R Ambedkar and

"Vandalism of all kinds is against the law and actually aimed at hurting the very idea of India," Mehbooba said.

In Kerala, a bust of was found defaced in district's Taliparamba town today.

Yesterday, a bust of founder was vandalised in Kolkata. The day before, a statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was damaged in

The incidents came close on the heels of Lenin's statues being damaged in and Dravidan movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar's bust being desecrated in Vellore,

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:40 IST