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Another Ambedkar statue disfigured in Uttar Pradesh

In a fresh incident, a statue of B.R Ambedkar was found damaged in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

The incident was reported from Nagla Nande village in Sirsaganj. The upper right portion of the standing statue was found disfigured.

Police forces led by senior officers are on the spot and according to Firozabad police, a FIR has already been lodged.

More details awaited.

This the third such incident in Uttar Pradesh in a week and fifth since the Tripura Assembly election results.

Statues of Dr. Ambedkar were found vandalised in Allahabad and Siddharthnagar last Friday. In March, Ambedkar statues were found vandalised in Meerut, Aligarh and Azamgarh districts.

The incidents are being reported despite strict instructions by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to district magistrates and district police chiefs to step up vigilance regarding the security of statues of popular icons and to ensure communal harmony.

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