New Delhi: Amid a spate of incidents targeting statues and busts of known figures across the country, former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah asked the government to take stern action against those indulging in such acts.
“I think it is a big challenge for India that the statues of leaders who made big contributions are being damaged. It is wrong. The government should find out who are destructing the statues. It must take stern action against those doing so,” Abdullah told reporters outside Parliament.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday strongly disapproved of incidents of vandalism reported from certain parts of the country.
Modi had also spoken with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the matter, following which the ministry said it has taken serious note of the incidents and directed state governments to take strong action.