Swami Vivekananda’s Statue Gets Damaged In ISIS Style In UP’s Bhadohi

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7:50 pm 30 Oct, 2017

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Whatever may be one’s political affiliation, the respect for Swami Vivekananda  remains indistinguishable. Except, of course, the far Left and anti-Hindu religious fundamentalists, no one can even think of insulting Swami Vivekananda. But some anti-social elements have damaged a statue Swami Vivekananda located at Sadar Kotwali, New Bazar Road, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh.

 

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What’s surprising is that it was done in true ISIS style. Islamic State has made the beheading of victims a key element in its campaign of terror and conquest. Most famous were the murders of Westerners James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and David Haines, whose severed heads and decapitated bodies have been shown in threatening videos.

 

The disturbing incident shocked the locals who have reached the spot. They demanded the installation of new statue and arrest of the accused. Deputy District Collector Ashish Kumar, has assured for setting up a new statute.

Reports suggest that the police have arrested the accused youth. The accused is believed to be a minor.

 

 

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World Hindu Federation’s District President Pramod Mishra strongly condemned the incident and called the incident as an insult to the country. District Vice President Ram Bharosh Gautam said such incidents, if repeated, will be met with a fierce movement.

Twitterati too came in with their responses:

 

In an earlier incident, vandals desecrated the statue of late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in Mirzapur.

Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Dutta, was a Brahmachari and monk. He built a bridge between East and the West by introducing the world to the Yoga and Vedanta schools of Sanatana Dharma. In his first speech to the West, at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, on September 11 of 1893, he received a two minute long standing ovation from an audience of several thousand people.

 

Swami Vivekananda with other dignitaries at the Parliament of World’s Religions.


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Apart from contributing towards Yoga-Vedanta, he was a social reformer who left a legacy of organizations that continue to serve humanity globally. He is revered as a patriotic saint in modern India. To date, his birthday is celebrated as the National Youth Day.


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