Ram Nath Kovind in MP to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti

Statue of BR Ambedkar vandalised by unidentified persons in Jaunpur’s Gajna

Statue of BR Ambedkar vandalised by unidentified persons in Jaunpur’s Gajna

The communique was issued in the wake of violence/arson in some parts of the country during "Bharat Bandh" on April 2 and April 10.

"The society needs samrasta (harmony) today and not samar (conflict or war).It needs non-violence and peace", he said.

Venkiah Naidu, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Smt.

"Babasahab has given us the Constitution". He ensured protection of your rights. He said, there is need to do justice to his legacy.

These two rights, President Kovind said, have special significance for the poor, the traditionally disadvantaged and the weaker sections of our society. He is popularly called as Baba Saheb Ambedkar, who campaigned against social discrimination against Dalit aka untouchables and also supported the rights of women and labourers.

Modi was addressing a huge gathering of villagers in Jangala, located in Naxal-heartland of Bijapur in the states tribal-dominated region.




The Congress' Kumari Selja, former Union minister and a dalit leader, also charged that the Prime Minister was doing politics over the legacy of the dalit icon.

He also launched the Gram Swaraj scheme to empower weaker sections, tribals, women and backward people, besides the Van Dhan scheme to ensure better marketing and value addition to minor forest produce to benefit forest dwellers. Police said that they vandalised and smeared it with black paint. The district administration immediately got the damaged palm repaired. However, a new statue of Ambedkar was reinstated in the park. The incident in Richhpal Garhi village of Bisrakh came to light when the villagers spotted the damaged statue.

"Police teams are deployed at the spot to maintain law and order".

A large number of people from nearby villages had gathered after the news spread.

President Kovind will visit Mhow in Madhya Pradesh today. "One of the passerby, spotted the vandalised statue, then informed other residents and then the police about the matter", said Kuldeep Singh, a local resident.

Ministers, legislators and Deputy speaker of Puduchery V P Sivakolundhu were among those who paid tributes.

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