Ambedkar's statue vandalized a day before Dalit icon's birth-anniversary
(Sourced from PTI)
A statue of BR Ambedkar in Richhpal Garhi village of Bisrakh in Greater Noida was found damaged, a day before the nation commemorates the birth anniversary of the Dalit icon. The incident came to light last morning when the villagers spotted the statue of Ambedkar damaged. Heavy police force was deployed in view of the tense situation. A case was registered against unknown persons.
A large number of people from nearby villages gathered after news of vandalism spread. Police, however, contained the mob. They said the damaged statue was being replaced with a new one. Security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh in view of Ambedkar Jayanti today to prevent any possible attempt at inciting violence, with political parties drawing up separate plans for the occasion.