Ambedkar’s statue vandalised in UP on birth anniversary

New Delhi, April 14 (KMS): Champion of Dalit cause and first law minister of India, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s statue was seen vandalised in Noida city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on his birth anniversary.

A statue of Ambedkar in Richhpal Garhi village in Noida was found damaged.

The incident came to light Thursday morning when the villagers spotted the statue of the Dalit icon damaged. Heavy police force was deployed in view of the tense situation.

Suniti Singh, SP (rural), said a case was registered against unknown persons for vandalism and that the guilty would not be spared.

A large number of people from nearby villages had gathered after news of vandalism spread. Police, however, contained the mob.

Suniti Singh said that the damaged statue was being replaced with a new one.

Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in Mhow area of Indore district of Madhya Pradesh. He was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. He stood up for the rights of Dalits and the downtrodden masses of India. An alumnus of prestigious Columbia University (USA) and London School of Economics (UK), he was the first Indian to obtain a Doctorate in Economics from abroad.

%d bloggers like this: