Protest after two Ambedkar statues vandalised in Azamgarh, Jaunpur
| Saturday | 13th April, 2019
People staged protests after two statues of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar were found vandalised in Azamgarh and Jaunpur districts early on Friday.
About a week ago, another Ambedkar statue was found vandalised at Baderi village in Jaunpur district and the culprits have not been traced.
In Jaunpur, SHO of Machhlishahr Parwa Kumar Singh said an Ambedkar statue was found on the ground with its right leg broken at Katahit village.
“We lodged an FIR under IPC section 295, and the statue was replaced,” said Virendra Kumar, SHO of Barsathi police station in Jaunpur.
AdvertisingWhile the statue in Azamgarh was found with its right-hand fingers broken, the one in Jaunpur was lying on the ground with one of its legs broken.
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