JALAUN, UP — As Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Father-of-the-Nation Mahatma Gandhi approaching on October 2, in an unfortunate incident some unidentified people in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun district in Jhansi division have vandalised his statue at a college, Police said on Friday.
Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar told that the matter was reported by the Principal of the Gandhi Inter College, Orai, Ravi Kumar, on Friday morning, reports PTI.
A First Information Report has been registered against unidentified persons on a compliant from the college and work to repair the statue has reportedly been started.
However, Congress district president Shyam Sundar demanded a new statue to be installed as, he said, according to Hindu dharma, a damaged statue is replaced and not repaired.
He also said, “We will stage a dharna (sit-in) till a new statue is installed.”
Meanwhile, local residents and political parties staged a protest against the incident.