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New Parliament building: Wrestlers protest, Oppn boycott concern Delhi police over security arrangements

New Delhi: The Delhi Police will hold a high-level meeting on Thursday to plan security arrangements on the ocassion of inauguration of New Parliament building keeping in mind the wrestlers’ protest and Opposition’s decision to boycott the ceremony. As of now, the police decided that they will increase security, especially in New Delhi District. Roads leading […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: May 25, 2023 12:45 IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police will hold a high-level meeting on Thursday to plan security arrangements on the ocassion of inauguration of New Parliament building keeping in mind the wrestlers’ protest and Opposition’s decision to boycott the ceremony.

As of now, the police decided that they will increase security, especially in New Delhi District. Roads leading to the venue will be barricaded and the boarding districts will have multi-layer security checkpoints.

The ‘historic event’ is scheduled to take place on May 28 where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the new triangular-shaped infrastructure to the nation.

Opposition Boycotts Inauguration of New Parliament Building

The decision that PM Modi will ingurate the building has been criticised severely by the Opposition after which, at least 20 parties announced that they will boycott the ceremony, while some are also following the suit.

In this regard, 19 Opposition parties wrote a joint letter stating that they would not attend the ceremony saying the Centre’s decision ‘completely sidelines’ President Draupadi Murmu.

Further in the letter, the Opposition said that the “undignified act” insults the high office of the President.

“However, Prime Minister Modi’s decision to inaugurate the new Parliament building by himself, completely sidelining President Murmu, is not only a grave insult but a direct assault on our democracy which demands a commensurate response,” read the letter.

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Wrestlers’s Protest at Jantar Mantar 

An intestified protest is being carried out at Jantar Mantar in the national capital for over a month now where the wrestlers have been demanding an arrest of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The protest grew support by various political parties including Congress as senior leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda reached the protest site along with his son Deepender Singh Hooda.

At present, Khap Panchayat has extended support to the wrestlers who demanded for a Narco Test of Brij Bhushan who has been accused of sexually assaulting female athletes and coaches.

The accused BJP MP agreed to udergo the test on a condition that wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia should go for the same, to which the other party has agreed to.

Also Read: Wrestlers Protest: ‘Get grapplers’ Narco test done first,’ says WFI chief Brij Bhushan

First published on: May 25, 2023 12:45 PM IST

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