Tribal deities' statues vandalised in Gujarat
Security has been tightened in four villages of Dangs district of Gujarat after statues were vandalised.india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 14:04 IST
Security has been tightened in four villages of Dangs district of Gujarat after statues of local deities of tribals were allegedly found vandalised, police said in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
Wooden statues of the Tiger and Snake Gods were found half burnt in four villages between Vaghai and Ahwa towns of the district on Friday afternoon following which tension gripped the areas and security was tightened, they said.
"Unknown miscreants damaged four statues of the tribal Gods and this led to the increase in the security in the areas. Investigation is on to trace the culprits", Dangs district superintendent of police BK Srimali said.
Meanwhile, the members of local unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) have decided to stage a demonstration on Sunday before the Collector's office against the desecration.