Protests greet world's biggest statue in remote corner of India

Protests greet world's biggest statue in remote corner of IndiaAngry local communities have warned India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay away from the inauguration on Wednesday of the world’s biggest statue, a 182 metre (600 feet) high tribute to an independence hero. The Statue of Unity, which is twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, has been built in a remote corner of Gujarat state as a flagship project of conservative leader Modi who is to open it on Wednesday. Posters of Modi with Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani in a town near the statue were torn down or had the faces blackened at the weekend.



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