Dalit outfits protest removal of Ambedkar's statue
STAFF WRITER 19:49 HRS IST
Idukki (Ker), Dec 8 (PTI) A joint forum of Dalit organisations here
has called a dawn-to-dusk strike in the district tomorrow to protest
against removal of a bust of Dr B R Ambedkar in Kattappana near here.
According to the organisers, the bust was removed by Panchayat
Authorities of the civic body, however, said it was put up in a public
land without the prior permission.
They said they had assured the protesters that the statue would be
reinstalled after completing the due procedures.
Leaders of local Dalit outfits, however, said the panchayat's action
amounted to insulting Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution and
icon of depressed classes in the country.
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