• SAHMAT Statement on Lenin Statue Vandalism

    Press Release

    March 6, 2018

    Lenin's statue was brought down at Belonia town, Tripura at 2.30 pm Monday by some BJP workers chanting"Bharat Mata ki jai"/ Image Courtesy: The Indian Express

     

    The vandalism against Lenin's statue in India's north-eastern state of Tripura by power-drunk Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers is most reprehensible. Apart from his own epic role, Lenin was a friend of India's national movement, had his own preferred line on national movements in colonial countries, which was a source of strength to the Indian national movement.

    This kind of violence, specially after an electoral victory, has no place in a democracy and needs to be resisted by democratic means.

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