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Delhi, Maharashtra Police On Alert After Statues Vandalised: Highlights
Mar 07, 2018 11:19 (IST)
After Lenin And Periyar Statues Vandalised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Intervenes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed strong condemnation and warned of "stern action" against those responsible. He also spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has ordered all states to check such incidents. Statues of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in Tripura, Tamil icon EVR Ramasamy or Periyar in Tamil Nadu and iconic BJP leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee were toppled, defaced, and blackened in acts of vandalism.

(Left to Right: Statue and busts of Vladimir Lenin, EVR Ramasamy or Periyar, and Syama Prasad Mookerjee)

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