Ambedkar statue found damaged in Saharanpur

first_imgA part of the western district of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh was tense on Tuesday after a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar was found damaged in a village, following which locals staged a protest on the road.The incident was reported from Ghunna village in the Kotwali Dehat area of Saharanpur, which has been sensitive over the last few years due to clashes between the Dalits and the dominant upper castes.SSP Saharanpur Dinesh Kumar Prabhu said the statue was damaged on Monday night by some “anti-social elements.”Locals blocked traffic which was restored after discussions between the administration and the protesters.Members of Dalit-Ambedkarite outfit Bhim Army were reportedly leading the protest.Mr. Prabhu said the administration had replaced the damaged statue. Police had been deployed in the area and the situation was peacefullast_img

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