Following the incident, members of the Dalit community blocked the Meerut-Mawana road even as the administrative officials sought to calm down the protesters and assured them that the vandalised statue would be replaced with a new one.
The officials later said that a new Ambedkar statue had been installed.
According to police, the statue was installed by the Dalit community in Chhota Mawana several years ago. It was vandalised by some unidentified people late Monday night.
The incident sparked protests by members of the Dalit community.
Mawana Circle Officer U N Mishra told PTI-Bhasha that the situation is normal and the new statue of Ambedkar had been installed.
He also added that no complaint was lodged in connection with the incident.
The vandalisation of Ambedkar statue comes after a series of such incidents targeting statues and busts across the country.
A bust of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was vandalised in Kolkata on Wednesday following the razing of statues of Soviet icon Vladimir Illyich Lenin in Tripura.
A bust of Dravidian movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar was also desecrated in Tamil Nadu's Vellore, triggering widespread protests across the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the incidents of vandalism of statues and said that stern action would be taken against those found guilty.
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