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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 saidin Ahmedabadon Saturday.

Wooden statues of the Tiger and Snake Gods were found half burnt in four villages between Vaghai and Ahwa towns of the districton Fridayafternoon 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 Srimalisaid.

Meanwhile, the members of local unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) have decided to stage a demonstrationon Sundaybefore the Collector's office against the desecration.

First Published: Dec 16, 2006 14:04 IST