The members of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee were detained by police on Sunday at the Ambala border in response to protesting wrestlers' demand for a women's Maha Panchayat in front of the nation's capital's new Parliament building.
Members of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee travelled from Amritsar on Saturday to take part in the Maha Panchayat of women wrestlers in front of the new Parliament.
In preparation for a march by wrestlers towards the recently constructed Parliament building, Delhi Police has strengthened security in the national capital, especially at its borders.
In support of wrestlers who have been demonstrating against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP who has accused him of sexual harassment, Khap Panchayats asked for a Mahila Maha Panchayat. He is the subject of a police complaint from seven female wrestlers.
All of the national capital's boundaries were fortified by Delhi Police to thwart any protests or gatherings.
“Delhi Police are equipped to handle these circumstances. We have the necessary force to move. The last time, farmers' protests caused the border to be blocked for months. We have organised our efforts to prevent such circumstances from happening again. Amrutha Gugulot, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Delhi, told ANI that we will persuade the demonstrators to come back.
As Khap Panchayat officials and farmers have said they would join the protesting wrestlers in their march to the new Parliament building, barricades have been erected close to ITO road, the Tikri border, the Badarpur border, the Ghazipur border and the Singhu border region.
In order to ensure peace and order at today's event, Delhi Police Special CP Deepender Pathak informed ANI that there will be a sufficient police presence.
“Maintaining law and order is our top priority, as is carrying out the programme (the inauguration of the new Parliament building).” For tomorrow's event, we'll make sure there are enough police on duty, he added.
Notably, Delhi Police has been informed that certain miscreants may paint “anti-national and anti-PM” inscriptions on the campus walls on the day of the inauguration.
In light of this, Delhi Police increased security all day long around the new Parliament building.
Top sources within the Delhi Police claim that this panchayat has not received clearance. Khap Panchayat will not be held by the protesters.
The new Parliament structure, which is a part of the Central Vista development project, was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.