Thursday, January 26, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Ambedkar statue desecrated in AP

Ambedkar statue desecrated in AP
PTI | 11:01 AM,Jan 26,2012

Rajahmundry (AP), Jan 26 (PTI) 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.

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