18, Nov 2014
Bajrang Dal in Agra is keen to erase every trace of colonial rule from the city. Days after their protest on the “central location“ of three of the century-old Queen Victoria statues, the local administration quietly removed them from Paliwal Park, in the heart of the city, to the backyard of the Agra Municipal Corporation’s John’s Public Library . Bajrang Dal leaders had sent out a memorandum on November 7 demanding that the statues, a relic of our colonial past, be removed within 72 hours. On November 10, the statues were removed to a more innocuous part of the city.