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Syama Prasad Mookerjee's Bust Vandalised in Kolkata

India | News18 | March 7, 2018, 1:10 pm
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 In another incident of vandalisation, a bust of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged in Kolkata’s Chittaranjan Das Park inside Kalighat Crematorium. (Image: Special Arrangement)

In another incident of vandalisation, a bust of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged in Kolkata’s Chittaranjan Das Park inside Kalighat Crematorium. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The incident took place around 7 am when a group of six students, claiming to be from the Jadavpur University’s ‘Radical’ students’ organisation, gathered in front of the park with placards condemning the vandalisation of Lenin statues in Tripura. Police said the six students have been detained. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The incident took place around 7 am when a group of six students, claiming to be from the Jadavpur University’s ‘Radical’ students’ organisation, gathered in front of the park with placards condemning the vandalisation of Lenin statues in Tripura. Police said the six students have been detained. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 After raising slogans, the group allegedly went inside the park and partially damaged Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s bust with a hammer. They put up a poster which read: “We want an explanation from BJP on why Lenin’s statue was brought down in Tripura.” (Image: Special Arrangement)

After raising slogans, the group allegedly went inside the park and partially damaged Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s bust with a hammer. They put up a poster which read: “We want an explanation from BJP on why Lenin’s statue was brought down in Tripura.” (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A group of local Trinamool Congress workers – who were having tea in a nearby stall – rushed to the spot and caught all six people. State BJP leaders condemned the incident. State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu condemned the incident and demanded stern action against those involved in damaging the statue. (Image: Special Arrangement)

A group of local Trinamool Congress workers – who were having tea in a nearby stall – rushed to the spot and caught all six people. State BJP leaders condemned the incident. State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu condemned the incident and demanded stern action against those involved in damaging the statue. (Image: Special Arrangement)