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Ambedkar statue desecrated

Staff Correspondent

BIDAR: A statue of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was desecrated at Kheni Ranjol village of Bidar taluk on Staurday night.

Police said the miscreants had broken the spectacles of the statue and made the platform dirty at the Ambedkar colony of the village. The incident was noticed on Sunday morning by residents of the colony.

Superintendent of Police A. Subramanyeswara Rao told the residents that police would take action and appealed to them to maintain peace in the village.

Later, the residents submitted a memorandum to tasildhar Sharanappa asking for installation of a new Ambedkar statue at their new colony.

Some leaders of Dalit associations staged a protest on Bidar-Gulbarga highway at Hallikhed village and blocked the movement of vehicles for sometime.

Former Minister and MLA Bandeppa Kashempur visited the village. A police personnel has been deployed at the village as a precautionary measure.

Protest

Gulbarga Special Correspondent reports: Angry protestors, led by the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (Sagar), protested against the desecration of the statue. They stages a rasta roko for more than an hour on the Railway Station to supermarket main road near Deputy Commissioner’s office.

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