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Fearing vandalism, Delhi Police tightens security around key statues

The incident came close on the heels of the razing of the statue of Lenin in Tripura and the desecration of a bust of Periyar in Tamil Nadu's Vellore.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: March 08, 2018 6:40 IST ]
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The Delhi Police has tightened security around key statues in the national capital as a precautionary measure in the wake of desecration of statues of communist icon Vladmir Lenin and Dravidian movement founder EV Ramasamy Periyar. 

A senior police officer said the force had taken note of the incidents and SHOs of various police stations had been alerted to keep a vigil. 

He said no specific alert had been received about the possibility of such incidents here but the move was a precautionary measure. 

The bust of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was damaged by activists of Left-leaning outfit 'Radical' in south Kolkata on Wednesday.

The incident came close on the heels of the razing of statue of Lenin in Tripura and the desecration of a bust of Periyar in Tamil Nadu's Vellore. 

A statue of B R Ambedkar was damaged by unidentified people in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on Tuesday, triggering protests by Dalits.

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