A set of two photos is viral showing people demolishing a statue claimed as CCTV video proof of recent Vidyasagar Statue damage in West Bengal during on going elections being damaged by TMC workers.
Text along with the images read “CCTV फुटेज में साफ दिख रहा है
#विद्यासागर जी की मूर्ति को #टीएमसी के मुल्ले तोड़ रहे हैं #घटिया_राजनीती और इल्जाम BJP पर…. #ममता_बनर्जी_की_गुंडागर्दी #KolkataViolence”
English Translation: “You can see clearly in CCTV footage that muslims of TMC are breaking statue of Vidyasagar and blaming BJP #FilthyPolitics #HoolgismOfMamtaBanerjee”
CCTV फुटेज में साफ दिख रहा है #विद्यासागर जी की मूर्ति को #टीएमसी के मुल्ले तोड़ रहे हैं #घटिया_राजनीती😠
और इल्जाम BJP पर….#ममता_बनर्जी_की_गुंडागर्दी#KolkataViolence@MamataOfficial @INCIndia @Mayawati @yadavakhilesh @dimpleyadav @ArvindKejriwal @ECISVEEP pic.twitter.com/kjFnHZFHKc
— ठाकुर साहब ( चौकीदार ) (@RajputBanna07) May 16, 2019
Vidyasagar’s (Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, translator, printer, publisher, entrepreneur, reformer and philanthropist – Src Wikipedia) bust has been vandalized recently and the “who-did-it” case is going on.
The camera placed above the glass box covering the Vidyasagar bust appeared broken and the wires disconnected; cameras outside the room not working eitherhttps://t.co/HlnF8jhNyJ
— The Statesman (@TheStatesmanLtd) May 16, 2019
While Vidyasagar was respected with a bust, people in viral photo are breaking a full body statue
Below is the photo of Vidyasagar bust before vandalism
Img Src: Dailyhunt
The photos are from year 2015, Mosul museum, North Iraq
The Guardian –
“Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artefacts that are thousands of years old, in the group’s latest rampage which threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the Middle East.
The destruction of statues and artefacts that date from the Assyrian and Akkadian empires, revealed in a video published by Isis on Thursday, drew ire from the international community and condemnation by activists and minorities that have been attacked by the group.”
— chowkidar AnujSingh bhadauriya (@anujsingh98290) May 16, 2019