E.V. Ramasamy Periyar

A statue of Dravidar Kazhagam founder Periyar vandalised by miscreants, in Kancheepuram. The face and hand of the statue have been damaged.

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A gallery of Dravidian luminaries—from left, C.N. Annadurai, Karunanidhi, MGR, Periyar

Police personnel guard the statue of rationalist leader E V Ramasamy, popularly known as 'Periyar', in Chennai. Security has been beefed up across the state of Tamil Nadu for the statues of 'Periyar' after two persons vandalised one of the statues of the rationalist leader in Vellore district.

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The damaged statue of rationalist leader E V Ramasamy popularly known as 'Periyar' after it was vandalised by two persons, who were later arrested for the incident, in Vellore.

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