Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Day After Vandalism, Ambedkar Statue Re-installed in Tamil Nadu's Vedaranyam

On Sunday, clashes broke out between two caste groups which injured two people. Both were rushed to a government hospital in the district.

Poornima Murali | CNN-News18

Updated:August 26, 2019, 11:52 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Day After Vandalism, Ambedkar Statue Re-installed in Tamil Nadu's Vedaranyam
Representative image.
Loading...

Chennai: A day after a statue of B R Ambedkar was desecrated at Tamil Nadu’s Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district, another one has been installed at the same place on Monday.

On Sunday, clashes broke out between two caste groups which injured two people. Both were rushed to a government hospital in the district.

Tensions soared after one group torched a car and hurled stones at a local police station and in retaliation, another group vandalised the statue of Ambedkar. The clashes between the groups broke out following an incident where a Dalit man was injured in an accident and the vehicle reportedly belonged to a dominant Hindu community.

Shops in and around the area were closed and bus services came to a standstill. Since there were only two policemen at the stop when the clashes broke out, they were unable to bring the situation under control.

Following this incident, around 400 police personnel were deployed in the area. The situation was brought under control late at night.

However, VCK party has staged protests across Tamil Nadu demanding stringent punishment against those who damaged the statue. But after the reinstallation of the statue, the situation is normal.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results