The goons who defaced the statue actually broke the spectacles that had been on Gandhi's face.
"Incidents of toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the country".
Kannur: Amid reports of vandalism of statues across the country, an unidentified man has defaced a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Taluk Office here.
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In the incident involving Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Kannur, media reports said the police have arrested one man. The incident occurred at around 7 am on Thursday.
The police have registered a case and an investigation is on.
A day earlier, PM Modi had condemned such acts of vandalism and spoken to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue. Reports state that the supporters chanted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" while the statue was pulled down. Another statue of Lenin was vandalised despite directives from the Centre. Several political parties have expressed concerns regarding the incident.
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The MHA also asked the states to take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents.
The statue, located in a compound that houses the Taliparamba Taluk Office, was found vandalised at about 8 am.
Two days after the Tripura results, on Monday, communist icon Vladimir Lenin's statue was brought down at Belonia town, headquarters of South Tripura district.
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