Group clash after Ambedkar statue vandalised in Nagai

Group clash erouted in Vedaranyam and protest took place after a statue of Ambedkar in the town was demolished in daylight following a clash between two caste groups. Shops were closed and bus services halted as a few hundred policemen took positions at vantage points to control the situation. Two persons injured in the clashes were admitted to the Nagapattinam Government Hospital.

Following this incident, around 400 police personnel were deployed in the area. The situation was brought under control late at night.However, VCK party has staged protests across Tamil Nadu demanding stringent punishment against those who damaged the statue. But after the reinstallation of the statue, the situation is normal. Several politicians and people from various walks of lives have appealed for calm after the incident.