Minor clashes witnessed in Punjab, Gujarat on Ambedkar Jayanti

Statue of BR Ambedkar vandalised by unidentified persons in Jaunpur’s Gajna

Congress workers in Aligarh washed Dr BR Ambedkar's statue with milk in Aligarh's Ambedkar. Meanwhile, an attempt was made to purify the statue of Baba Saheb after the Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel garlanded the statute in Mehsana.

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind along with the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, releasing the book titled ‘Dr.

Dalits of Vadayampady held a protest on Saturday with a picture of B.R. Ambedkar instead of a planned festival on the birth anniversary of the iconic architect of the Constitution, after the district authorities withdrew the permission granted earlier to hold the event on the ground in front of the Vadayampady Bhajanamadam temple.

The Prime Minister said the government will not allow dilution of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The father of Indian constitution and independent India's first minister of Law and Justice was also an extraordinary scholar and thinker on issues of social and economic importance. Mumbai Police announced traffic restrictions across the city to prepare for thousands of visitors expected to visit his memorial monument, Chaityabhoomi, in Dadar.

Punjab's Phagwara was tense after a communal clash broke out between a Dalit and a Hindu outfit over renaming of a traffic intersection in a bid to pay tribute to Ambedkar late Friday night. The scuffle started after Ambedkar Sena activists put up a hoarding at Goal Chowk, which is in Amritsar. They even installed a flax banner at the spot, when members of a Hindu outfit reached there and clashes broke out. Three Dalits had died in Gwalior in clashes that broke out during the protest, while four were killed in Bhind.

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