Don Bosco Statue vandalized in Guwahati, Assam, india

  August 7, 2015

  Assam, Kamrup

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On August 7, 2015 in Guwahati, Assam, the statue of Don Bosco was vandalized and pushed into the adjacent river by Hindutva fundamentalists The Salesian congregationwanted to install a statue of their founder – whose bicentenary year they are celebrating – at Bharalumukh, Guwahati on August 7. The statue was set up late on August 6 and was to be unveiled by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi the next day. Early on that day, student union members of Cotton College Guwahati and members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) vandalied the statue, bringing it down and pushing it to the river. Four persons were arrested the next day by the Police with regard to the case.

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