Dr B R Ambedkar’s Mumbai Home Vandalised, Ajit Pawar Points To “anti-social elements”
Ajit Pawar also asked people toA ensure peace and unity
Dr B R Ambedkar’s house in Mumbai was vandalized recently. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the state government was taking the situation very seriously. He stated that it was an “act of anti-social elements with the wicked mindset”. Further, he assured that strict action will be taken against those responsible.
In addition, Ajit Pawar also asked people to be wary of the “ulterior motives” of such elements, and ensure peace and unity.
“The vandalisation at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s residence in Mumbai is quite condemnable. It is the misadventure of anti-social elements with wicked mindset,” a statement from Pawar’s office quoted him as saying.
“The state government has taken serious note of the incident and police initiated probe into the matter immediately. The accused will be traced at the earliest and strict action will be taken against them,” he added.
The deputy chief minister also said that Ambedkar’s work and ideology are deep-rooted in the minds of people and no one can remove the faith people have in him.
According to a police official, two miscreants threw stones on the glass windows and also damaged the CCTV camera at “Rajgruh”, Dr B R Ambedkar’s residence which is located in the Dadar area. The incident occurred on Tuesday night as per the official.
CCTV footage from the home shows a person smashing flower pots in the compound before fleeing, the official said.
Matunga police have registered an FIR in the incident.
Located at Hindu Colony in Dadar, the two-storey heritage bungalow is the location of the Ambedkar Museum where Babasaheb’s books, portrait, ashes, and vessels are among the artifacts.