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. 

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Black ink thrown at a statue of Jawaharlal Nehru in Katwa’s Telephone Maidan. 
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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 statue of Lenin that was razed in Sabroom of Tripura on March 6, 2018. 
A statue of Lenin that was razed in Sabroom of Tripura on March 6, 2018. 
(Photo: IANS)

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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