Amalapuram tense after miscreants desecrate Ambedkar's statues
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Hyderabad/Amalapuram, January 24 (INN): Tension prevailed at
Amalapuram, the Konaseema area in East Godavari district, after some
unidentified persons desecrate the statues of Dr B R Ambedkar.
In protest against the incident, Dalits in the area staged dharnas and
rallies and demanded a high-level probe into incident. The protestors
sought stern action against those responsible for the incident.
Meanwhile, Major Industries Minister J Geetha Reddy, Revenue Minister
N Raghuveera Reddy and government whip Kondru Murali Mohan on Monday
appealed to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to take severe action
against the guilty who damaged Ambedkar's statues.
Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy called up East Godavari
Superintendent of Police Trivikram Verma and asked him to probe into
the incident. She also directed the SP to arrest those responsible for
the incident and form special teams to trace the culprits.
Meanwhile, the SP stated that the police have imposed Section 144 in
Amalapuram for one week to prevent any untoward incidents. The RTC has
cancelled its bus services to Amalapuram from Kakinada as a preventive
Reacting on the incidents, MP Harsha Kumar stated that he would stand
by his words that Dalits were not given prominent position during the
cabinet expansion recently. He demanded probe into the incident and
action against the guilty. (INN)
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