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Ambedkar statue vandalized, 50 held in TNs Vedaranyam

Ambedkar statue vandalized, 50 held in TNs Vedaranyam
Ambedkar statue vandalized, 50 held in TNs Vedaranyam
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Reportedly Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu witnessed massive clashes on Sunday between two caste groups, and tension prevailed in most parts of the town. Meanwhile the sequence of events that led to the clashes ended in an Ambedkar statue being ‘beheaded’ by a group of Mukkulathor men; the statue was situated just a few metres from a police station. 

Ambedkar statue vandalized, 50 held in TNs Vedaranyam

Reportedly on Sunday evening, Pandian a man who is part of a Mukkulathor caste outfit allegedly ran over a Dalit man named Ramachandran with his SUV. Accordingly he also allegedly hacked Ramachandran with a machete. When leaving a badly injured Ramachandran lying on the road, Pandian then went to the nearest police station to take refuge. Meanwhile, word spread that Pandian had hacked Ramachandran. 



Moreover an angry group of Dalit men, upon finding out about the incident, reportedly set Pandian’s car on fire. Further the smoke from the fire engulfed the entire area, and was later put out by fire services and the incident took place around 5 pm on Sunday, following which the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) members undertook protests in Nagapattinam, nagore and Thirumarugal. Meanwhile transport was hit in the area on Sunday, reports state that buses are plying as of Monday.


Ambedkar statue vandalized, 50 held in TNs Vedaranyam
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