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Mamata Banerjee unveils new bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar in Kolkata

The event comes a month after a bust of the 19th century social reformer was vandalised inside the college premises on May 14, when a roadshow of BJP leader Amit Shah was held in Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee to unveil Vidyasagar bust at College Street today

The event comes a month after a bust of the 19th century social reformer was vandalised inside the college premises on May 14, when a roadshow of BJP leader Amit Shah was held in Kolkata.

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As TMC bags all nine seats in last phase, both sides say Vidyasagar statue vandalism left mark

BJP workers say the perception that the party was responsible for vandalising the Vidyasagar statue, during a roadshow by party chief Amit Shah on May 14, cost the party.

Felling an icon: Vandalising Vidyasagar’s statue goes against Bengal’s intellectual legacy

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was the foremost figure against whom the Naxals had a huge grudge. The reason given by them supposedly was that their views did not match with the spirit of liberal thought that Vidyasagar demonstrated in his unique ways of protest against the British Raj and Hindu superstition.

Humanist, feminist: Why Iswarchandra Vidyasagar matters

In the 1870s, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar wrote two brilliant critiques of polygamy, arguing to the government that since polygamy was not sanctioned by the sacred texts, there could be no objection to suppressing it by legislation.

Bengal violence: Stones came from campus, men in saffron shirts seen breaking Vidyasagar bust

While a blame game is on between the two sides over who started the violence, The Indian Express spoke to police officers, eyewitnesses and rival party workers to find that everyone knew the clashes would happen — before the roadshow started.

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Kolkata violence similar to when Babri Masjid was demolished: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took out a protest rally to condemn the vandalism and destruction of Vidyasagar’s bust on a day TMC and BJP traded charges over the violence at Amit Shah's rally, hitting national headlines.

Explained: Where Vidyasagar stands in the history of Indian social reform

The 19th century intellectual giant whose bust was vandalised in the course of a streetfight between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters in Kolkata on May 14 was perhaps the first Indian reformer to put forward the issues of women.

Focus on Vidyasagar College in Kolkata after clashes between TMC, BJP activists

A bust of noted 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, after whom the Vidyasagar college is named, was vandalised in the violence between BJP and TMC students on Tuesday.

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