The police have deployed thousands of officials and barricades have been put up in several areas of Delhi to stop wrestlers protesting at the Jantar Mantar from moving towards the new Parliament building which will be inaugurated later on Sunday morning, PTI reported.
The country’s top wrestlers have been holding a sit-in protest for more than a month to demand the arrest and ouster of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the chief of Wrestling Federation of India. Singh, also a Bharatiya Janata Party MP, has been accused of sexually harassing seven women players, including a minor.
The wrestlers had announced that they will march to the new Parliament building on Sunday and hold a “mahila mahapanchayat”, or women’s conclave. However, the police have said that permission has been denied for the march and the conclave.
“We have completely covered the entire Jantar Mantar protest venue. It is being guarded by our security personnel,” a police officer told PTI. “CCTV cameras installed there are being constantly monitored. There are heavy barricades placed and to keep strict vigil on the activities and to ensure no one moves outside the venue…For each protester, we have deployed at least five police personnel,” a police officer said.
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