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October 23, 2017

Police horse Shaktimaan gets statue, then loses it


Shaktimaan was given a police burial soon after he died in April and a memorial statue was installed in Dehradun last weekend. Ironically, four days later, the statue has been removed.

Irony sometimes limps in to work to do its dirty work.
The same thing happened with Shaktimaan, the police horse that made headlines recently after it was repeatedly hit with a stick by a BJP law-maker during a protest in Dehradun.
Shaktimaan died in April this year due to the injuries he had suffered on his hind leg.
During the time that the horse was being treated for his injuries, he was visited by the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
The horse had become the topic of heated discussion on social networking sites with people expressing their grief and outrage at the inhumanity the horse had to suffer.
Shaktimaan was given a police burial soon after he died and a memorial statue was installed in Dehradun last weekend. Ironically, four days later, the statue has been removed.
ASTROLOGER ADVISED RAWAT TO STAY AWAY FROM HORSE?
Sources revealed that though all the preparations had been done for the inauguration of the statue, it was cancelled at the last minute after an astrologer advised Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat to stay away from horse.

Sources say that following the advice given to him, Rawat had refused to attend the function.
On the other hand, while Shaktimaan’s injuries had made headlines around the country, his statue had also elicited reactions from various political parties.
SHAKTIMAAN- MARRED WITH CONTROVERSIES
Various parties had criticised the installation of Shaktimaan’s statue saying how could the state set up a statue for the horse when soldiers and police officials from Uttarakhand who had given up their lives in service of the nation hadn’t received a similar honour. This forced the state government to remove the statue.

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