Black Ink Thrown at Nehru Statue in West Bengal’s Katwa
After Lenin, Periyar, Ambedkar and Gandhi, now Jawaharlal Nehru’s statue in West Bengal has been defaced.
Black ink was thrown at a statue of Jawaharlal Nehru in West Bengal’s Katwa on the night of 16 March. The statue was later cleaned. This is a latest in a string of vandalism incidents that have rocked the country ever since a statue of Lenin was razed in Tripura.
Hours after the assembly election results of Tripura were announced on 3 March, a statue of the communist icon was bulldozed by a group of right wing supporters in the state’s Belonia town.
A few hours after the Lenin statue incident, a statue of Periyar was vandalised in Vellore. On 7 March, a statue of Jana Sangh leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee in Kolkata was damaged and blackened. On the same day, a statue of BR Ambedkar was vandalised in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut. A day later, a statue of Mahatama Gandhi was disgraced in Kerala’s Kannur district.
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