Guwahati/ 10th April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
The statue of Dr BR Ambedkar was vandalized in Badaun’s Dugraiyya town. There after a new statue was installed in the same spot by the police. The Administration arranged for an Ambedkar statue from Agra and installed it on Sunday. The statue was installed after two days of the vandalizing. The dalits living in the area couldn’t digest the fact that the dalit icon’s statue was colored saffron and hence it triggered protests across the town, vandalizing the statue during the incite.
The incident comes in the wake of Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s alleged attachment of the name “Ramji” to the name of Dr BR Ambedkar. Soon after, protests erupted. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Avdhesh Chaudhary rushed to the spot with additional force and pacified the locals.
Superintendent of police kamal Kishore said the police covered the vandalized statute with cloth and started a probe in to the whole incident. However the saffron color was quickly changed to blue to stop further destruction of the newly installed statue of Dr BR Ambedkar.