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Vivekananda statue defacement in Delhi: Police register FIR

“On November 14, at 6:30 am, I received information that the statue has been vandalised by some students. I reached and saw the base of the statue has been vandalised with objectionable messages and the cloth covering it has been partially torn off," an officer wrote.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 17, 2019 4:29:41 am
The statue is yet to be unveiled. Amit Mehra

“Around 10 students” have been named in an FIR registered by the Delhi Police, after Jawaharlal Nehru University Saturday filed a complaint at Vasant Kunj North police station against the “vandalism” and “defacement” of the Vivekananda statue on campus.

“The FIR has been registered under Section 3 of the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act,” an officer said.

The complaint filed by Buddha Singh, chairperson of Swami Vivekananda statue installation committee and additional dean of students, states: “It is requested to register a complaint… and take strict punitive action against the miscreants.”

“On November 14, at 6:30 am, I received information that the statue has been vandalised by some students. I reached and saw the base of the statue has been vandalised with objectionable messages and the cloth covering it has been partially torn off…These messages are directed towards a political party and a group of people donning saffron coloured clothes. They are obscene in nature,” he wrote.

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