Uttar Pradesh: Statue of BR Ambedkar vandalised in Firozabad

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Published on: 11 April 2018 8:03 AM GMT
Uttar Pradesh: Statue of BR Ambedkar vandalised in Firozabad
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Lucknow: After Allahabad, statue of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar has been vandalised in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident took place in Nagla Jhamman village on Wednesday when they woke up in the morning of Wednesday. They soon hit the road to protest against the incident.

Police suspect that some miscreants vandalised the statue in the night to create tension in the area.

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Senior police officers have rushed to the spot to pacify the angry locals and members of the Dalit community who are demanding that the people behind the incident be immediately arrested.

An additional police force has been immediately deployed to to the area, fearing violence.

There have been over half-a-dozen incidents of vandalising of the statues of Ambedkar in various parts of Uttar Pradesh over the last one month.

Only a day ago the state police had sounded an alert across Uttar Pradesh for possible attempts to damage statues of the Dalit stalwart ahead of his birth anniversary on April 14.

Ambedkar statues have recently been vandalised in Meerut, Badaun, Saharanpur, Firozabad, and Bulandshahr in March, triggering angry protests from the opposition Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP).

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