In response to the “Mahila Samman Mahapanchayat” organised by protesting wrestlers, Delhi Police apprehended a number of demonstrators on Sunday as they marched towards the new Parliament complex, according to news agency PTI.
Special CP, Law & Order Dependra Pathak commented on the event, saying, “Any effort to cause trouble at the opening of the new Parliament building would be dealt with very nicely and sternly. I kindly ask our eminent athletes not to act in such a way today.
Prior to the planned peaceful march by the wrestlers demonstrating at Jantar Mantar and the opening of the new Parliament building on Sunday, strong security had been deployed in and around the national capital, according to authorities. The protesting wrestlers said that they would proceed, no matter what, with their “Mahila Samman Mahapanchayat” near the new structure.
No protester will be permitted to approach the new Parliament building, according to the police, since the “Mahila Mahapanchayat” has not been given authorization to take place. According to a senior police officer, security has been increased by increasing police deployment, setting up numerous barricades and enough police pickets, and intensifying patrolling throughout the national capital and its surrounding areas to ensure that law and order is maintained.
Farmers halted at the border with Ambala
The Delhi Police halted members of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee at the Ambala border. In order to attend today's Mahila Samman Mahapanchayat, they had journeyed from Amritsar yesterday.
In order to show their support for the protesting wrestlers, hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh would assemble at the Ghazipur border of Delhi, according to farmer activist Rakesh Tikait. From other border crossings, farmers will also reach the national capital.
at order to maintain peace and order, the police have asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to obtain the requisite authorization to set up a temporary prison on Sunday at the MC Primary Girls School at Kanjawala Chowk, Old Bawana.
“Extreme vigilance is maintained at Delhi's borders. No one will be allowed admission into the national capital without being properly scrutinised, a senior police official said. “We have increased our pickets, multiple barricades have been set up, and we have increased our pickets,” he added. Another top police official said that every car will be inspected and that no suspicious entrance that would jeopardise the peace and order situation in Delhi would be permitted.
Traffic warnings are issued by Delhi Police.
The New Delhi district will be considered as a controlled area, and vehicle access will be limited, according to a traffic advice recently issued by the police. According to a police officer, sufficient security personnel have been stationed close to the Parliament building, and the Jantar Mantar, where wrestlers and farmers have been staging sit-ins, has substantial security measures in place.
“Heavy barriers have been set up, and we have sent out at least five police officers for every protester to maintain close watch over the proceedings and make sure nobody leaves the area. That is how complex the security setup is at Jantar Mantar, according to a police officer. To preserve peace and order, police pickets have also been placed in central Delhi, and rigorous security measures have been taken, the source added.
learn more about the protest of wrestlers
On May 19, on their 25th day of protest against Brij Bhushan, the wrestlers had marched from Jantar Mantar to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi. The march seeking the arrest of the WFI president accused of sexually harassing athletes was attended by grapplers Punia, Sakshi, Vinesh, and others.
The WFI chief's arrest and the filing of a FIR against him in relation to the charges of sexual harassment have been demanded by the demonstrators. Following the Supreme Court's notice to the Delhi Police on the wrestlers' petition, two distinct FIRs were filed on April 28.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will form an ad-hoc committee to conduct the elections for the Executive Committee of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) within 45 days of its formation, to manage day-to-day affairs of the body, including the selection of athletes and making entries for the participation of players in international events, the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced earlier on April 24. This committee will continue to work in the interim until a new Executive Committee takes over.
The Delhi Police has provided an update on the application made by female wrestlers about the alleged sexual crime against WFI President and BJP Member Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been established to look into the mat, the court was also told.
The protesting wrestlers have called for the detention of Brij Bhushan Singh, head of the Indian Wrestling Federation, who they claim has harassed many female athletes. at order to maintain peace and order, the police have asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to obtain the requisite authorization to set up a temporary prison on Sunday at the MC Primary Girls School at Kanjawala Chowk, Old Bawana.