Swami Vivekananda statue vandalised in West Bengal

Aug 31, 2018

Just days after a statue of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was vandalised, a statue of Swami Vivekananda in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was defaced as well.

On Thursday, locals in Suri discovered the statue in a damaged condition at the Md. Bazaar area and informed police.

The statue, installed above a ten-foot pedestal, was unveiled in January 2015 by a local club. Miscreants broke the statue’s nose and fingers and placed a heavy stone on its head.

“Those who have done this don’t know about Swami Vivekananda. We shall spread awareness in the area about Swamiji so that such incidents do not happen in the future,” said Bidyut Mondol, a member of the local club that unveiled the statue.

A statue of Jawaharlal Nehru was vandalised in Kulti on Independence Day. Earlier this year, another statue of Nehru was vandalized in Burdwan’s Katwa.

In March this year, a bust of Jana Sangh founder Shyamaprasad Mookherjee was vandalised by ultra left wing student activists from Kolkata’s Jadavpur University during a protest against the BJP.

Source : India Today

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