Ambedkar Jayanti: States urged to take steps to prevent violence

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

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

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the BJP can inaugurate as many memorials as they like, "but the fact is that they are reducing sub-plans, financial allocations".

Jangla (Chhattisgarh)/New Delhi: The battle for Ambedkar's legacy continued unabated with both the Congress and the BJP intensifying their attempts to embrace the social icon on his 127th birth anniversary on Saturday. "We told the police that since we had gathered there much before the BJP leaders came, it was our right to pay tributes first", Solanki said. However, police prevented us from garlanding the statue, stating that as per the protocol, it was the mayor's right. The members of the Dalit community raised slogans at the GEB Circle area on Race Course against other party leaders and Gandhi, the Women and Child Development minister who is in the city to attend a number of events.

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 chief minister has ordered suspension of mobile Internet services in Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar districts to check rumour-mongering on social media, according to an official release.

The situation was said to be under control as authorities imposed prohibitory conditions and deployed additional police force. It empowers those from traditionally weaker and disadvantaged sections to aspire to and reach the highest positions in the country.

Venkiah Naidu, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Smt.

President Kovind will visit Mhow in Madhya Pradesh today. "We remain indebted to him for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution".

Political leaders from different parties and people from different walks of life also paid floral tributes at the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in the state capital and various places in Odisha.

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