DE­STROY­ING STAT­UES OF PER­SON­AL­I­TIES AGAINST IN­DIAN CUL­TURE, SAYS RA­J­NATH

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

AM­RIT­SAR: Union home min­is­ter and se­nior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ra­j­nath Singh on Tues­day said the de­mo­li­tion of stat­ues is against In­dian cul­ture, re­it­er­at­ing his ap­peal to states to take ac­tion against those be­hind acts of van­dal­ism. Ra­j­nath, who un­veiled the statue of free­dom fighter Ud­ham Singh at Jal­lian­wala Bagh in Am­rit­sar, said while ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing, “I am see­ing that there are in­ci­dents of van­dal­is­ing of stat­ues of great per­son­al­i­ties. In­tol­er­ance and vi­o­lence can­not be a part of our cul­ture.” Ud­ham Singh, who was an eye­wit­ness to the Jal­lian­wala Bagh mas­sacre and avenged it by as­sas­si­nat­ing the then Lt gov­er­nor of Pun­jab. Pay­ing tributes to the mar­tyr, Ra­j­nath said the statue re­minds one that a bru­tal act should be avenged with a bru­tal method.

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