Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has warned of stern motion after two unidentified individuals made an unsuccessful bid to vandalise Rajgruha, the home of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar that has been transformed right into a memorial at Dadar’s Hindu Colony in central Mumbai, on Tuesday night.
Thackeray referred to as the assault on the “revered place” as “shocking”.
“Rajgruha is revered not just for followers of Dr. Ambedkar, but also cutting across community lines,” stated the CM.
“We won’t tolerate anyone insulting Rajgruha. I have ordered the police to take strict action against the offenders,” he added
Rajgruha has a personal library, which has a set of over 50,000 books that belonged to Dr. Ambedkar, and plenty of different artefacts.
Earlier, on Tuesday night, two unidentified troublemakers vandalised a couple of flower pots and in addition tried to destroy the closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras put in outdoors Rajgruha.
Maharashtra residence minister Anil Deshmukh has ordered an inquiry and stated the responsible wouldn’t be spared.
State housing Minister Jitendra Awhad rushed to the spot on Wednesday morning on the directions of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and met Dr. Ambedkar’s relations.
Former CM and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Bhimrao Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr. Ambedkar, and in addition demanded a direct arrest of the accused.
Bhimrao Ambedkar expressed hope that the police would nab the culprits quickly and appealed to the general public to train restraint.
He additionally requested the deployment of police personnel at Rajgruha to protect the books within the library. The incident evoked anger amongst Dr. Ambedkar’s followers.
Around 200 of them reached Rajgruha at evening on Tuesday, however had been dispersed by the police.
Dr. Amedkar’s relations have appealed for peace and stated that they might react solely after a police investigation.
Police have intensified vigil at Rajgruha and senior officers are monitoring the scenario round the clock.
Rajgruha is revered by lakhs of Dr. Ambedkar’s followers together with Chaityabhoomi, the place he was cremated in December 1956.
Dr. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, additionally championed the nation’s Dalit Buddhist motion and campaigned in opposition to social discrimination in the direction of untouchability within the inflexible four-fold Hindu caste system.