DESTROYING STATUES OF PERSONALITIES AGAINST INDIAN CULTURE, SAYS RAJNATH
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.