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Mahatma’s statue vandalised in Odisha’s Kendrapara

by RTD Journal
Mahatma’s statue vandalised in Odisha’s Kendrapara
Kendrapara (PTI): A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, police said on Saturday.
The concrete life-size statue at the government-run Pakhyota Upper Primary School was found uprooted from the pedestal, they said.
The school is closed at present due to the pandemic.
A case under IPC sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 379 (theft) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 was registered, said Patkura police station inspector Saroj Kumar Sahoo.
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It is being suspected that some addicts might have vandalised the statue, he said, adding that an investigation is underway to identify them.


As of the 2011 Indian census, Kendrapara district has a population of 1,439,891, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a population ranking of 344th in India (out of a total of 640 districts). The district has a population density of 545 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,410 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 10.59%. Kendrapara has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 85.93%. The mother tongue of most of the residents of Kendrapara is Oriya (Odia). However, there is also a sizable population of Bangla and Urdu speakers. Hindi and English are also widely understood.

Hindus encompass the majority of the population. There is a substantial Muslim minority.

Most of the residents of Kendrapara are farmers. Some do business and some fish in the rivers and the Bay of Bengal. Some people also grow prawn near the sea shore, as it is profitable. Many small-scale industries are appearing in the area and bringing job opportunities.


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