Ambedkar statue desecrated in Andhra Pradesh

Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 12:25

Rajahmundry: Unidentified persons
desecrated a statue of Indian Constitution`s architect B R Ambedkar at Dowleswaram here, police said.

The desecration, which took place at a road junction,
sparked tension in Dowleswaram and forces have been rushed to
the area to maintain peace, they said.

Further details are awaited.

Dalit leaders, who visited the town, were angry over the
incident.

"It`s a grave insult to Ambedkar. The incident has
occurred on a day when the country is celebrating the Republic
Day," they said.

On January 23, five statues of the Dalit icon werefound
vandalised in different villages under Amalapuram division,
about 70 kms from here.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 12:25

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