Ambedkar’s statue vandalised in UP on birth anniversary

Champion of Dalit cause and first law minister of India, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s statue was seen vandalised in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida on his birth anniversary. The police launched a probe into the issue after it was reported by locals on Thursday morning.

A police official told Indian Express that a new statue will be installed to replace the disfigured one with the help of locals.

Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district.

“Police force has been deployed in the area and the matter is being investigated. All angles are being probed and action will be taken accordingly,” the official told IE.

There was no law and order-related situation in the area due to the incident.

The chief architect of the Constitution, he stood up for the rights of Dalits and the downtrodden. An alumnus of prestigious Columbia University(USA) and London School of Economics (UK), he was the first Indian to obtain a Doctorate in Economics from abroad.