Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in Kannur

Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in Kannur

He went on to break the spectacles of the Gandhi statue and threw away a garland, the Indian Express reported. Two people - one from BJP and the other from CPI - were arrested in connection with the incident. Ram Dinesh Tiwari, SHO, Nagra, said that the statue was damaged and a poster was also found pasted on it. The police launched a search.

Modi's view had also been echoed by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah, as the issue rocked both houses of Parliament.

Police said that accused is mentally unstable. Some locals reportedly saw a man hurling a stone at the statue before fleeing.

On Wednesday unidentified miscreants poured paint on the bust of Dr BR Ambedkar in Tiruvottiyur, Chennai. Taking the cognizance of the matter, the Chennai police rushed to the spot at around 9 AM.

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Kochi/Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong condemnation over incidents of vandalism of statues in various parts of the country seems to have no deterring effect on miscreants. The police are now on the lookout for the miscreants.

In past three days, a statue of iconic Dravidian leader Periyar was vandalised in Tamil Nadu, while a statue of Jana Sangh leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee was targeted in West Bengal.

The police confirmed that there was no political motive behind the incident in Taliparamba.

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