Mahatma Gandhi statue in Kerala's Taliparamba vandalised

09 March, 2018, 02:35 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Statue of Mahatma Gandhi was damaged by unknown persons in Thaliparamba area of Kannur

Damage was caused to the Gandhi statue in front of Thaliparambu Taluk Office on Thursday.

Kannur: Amid reports of vandalism of statues across the country, an unidentified man has defaced a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Taluk Office here.

In Kannur's Thaliparamba area, the spectacles of the Gandhi statue were damaged by unknown miscreants.


"Incidents of the toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the country". Police suspect it is a "one off incident".

In West Bengal, Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust was vandalized in Kolkata's Kalighat, at Keoratola Mohasoshan, Kolkata after that PM Narendra Modi also spoke to HM in this regard & has expressed his "strong disapproval" of such incidents. The Home Ministry on Wednesday issued an advisory to states asking them to take all necessary precautions to prevent such incidents.

The incidents began after a statue of Communist icon Vladimir Lenin was pulled down in Tripura after the BJP's victory in the assembly elections, ending 25 years of Communist rule. While several BJP members celebrated the bringing down of Lenin's statue, party National Secretary H Raja took to Facebook to warn that Dravidian and anti-caste revolutionary EV Ramasamy, who is popularly known as Periyar, would be next.

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