Statue war: Security tightened around key statues in Delhi

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    New Delhi, March 6:  In the wake of desecration of statues of communist icon Vladmir Lenin and Dravidian movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar, the Delhi Police has tightened security around key statues in the national capital as a precautionary measure.

    Statue war: Security tightened around key statues in Delhi

    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 Mookerjee was damaged by activists of Left-leaning outfit 'Radical' in south Kolkata today.

    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 yesterday, triggering protests by Dalits. 

    PTI

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