Black Ink Thrown at Nehru Statue in West Bengal’s Katwa
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.