Kolkata/Lucknow: Despite the 'strong disapproval' from prime minister Narendra Modi on incidents of vandalism of statues in certain parts of the country, a statue of B R Ambedkar was vandalized in Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
The incident took place in Khurd village early in the morning and was noticed by villagers and others. Senior district officials rushed to the spot and security forces were deployed in large numbers.
The incident comes after a Lenin statue was toppled in Tripura and a statue of Periyar was broken in Tamil Nadu by suspected BJP activists.
Also, a bust of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was vandalised on Wednesday in south Kolkata by seven persons, including a woman, allegedly belonging to a left-wing group, police said.
All the seven persons have been arrested, city police commissioner Rajiv Kumar said.
(With PTI inputs)