Delhi Police detains wrestler Sakshi Malik after scuffle; Details here
Mahila Samman Mahapanchayat: Wrestlers are trying to march towards the new Parliament as they want to hold a women's Maha Panchayat in front of the new Parliament.
Security personnel on Sunday stopped and detained protesting wrestlers as they tried to march towards the new Parliament from their site of protest at Jantar Mantar. The protesting wrestlers had informed earlier that they want to hold a women's Maha Panchayat in front of the new Parliament.
Khap Panchayat has called for a 'Mahila Mahapanchayat' in support of wrestlers who have been protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, a BJP MP accusing him of sexual harassment. Seven women wrestlers have filed a police complaint against him.
"We have deployed male and female companies at Delhi-Haryana border points to ensure unsocial elements are stopped from entering Delhi. Sonipat East Zone Police has not detained anyone so far. We will not allow people to enter Delhi if their motive is to disrupt the inauguration of the new Parliament House, our intelligence team is identifying such people," added the DCP.
Delhi Police said that they will not allow anything to disrupt the inauguration.
"We will not allow anything to disrupt the inauguration of the new Parliament building. The entire Delhi Police is on its toes to make sure the inauguration ceremony is conducted smoothly," said Delhi Police Special CP Deepender Pathak.
Increased security measures have been implemented in the vicinity of the Ghazipur border area as Khap panchayat leaders and farmers plan to join the wrestlers' march towards the new Parliament house in Delhi today.
In response to the anticipated participation of Khap Panchayat leaders and farmers in the wrestlers' march, the Delhi Police have erected barricades near the ITO road, Tikri border, and Singhu border areas.
The Delhi Police has filed two FIRs against the WFI president. While the first FIR relates to allegations by the minor wrestler and has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the second is related to outraging modesty.
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