Protesting wrestlers won’t be allowed to protest at India Gate because the nationwide monument will not be a web site for demonstrations, information company PTI reported on Tuesday citing Delhi Police sources. The police will counsel different locations for his or her dharna, the report mentioned two days after cops eliminated the wrestlers from Jantar Mantar after they tried to march in direction of Parliament on Sunday.
“India Gate will not be a protest web site and we won’t permit them (wrestlers) to protest there,” a police official instructed PTI. “They haven’t approached us until now with any such request. In the event that they wish to protest, they should submit a written communication to the DCP involved, following which a name will probably be taken accordingly,” the official mentioned.
Earlier in the present day, the wrestlers mentioned they are going to immerse their hard-earned medals and sit on a starvation strike “till dying” on the India Gate. “These medals are our life and soul. We’re going to immerse them within the Ganges as a result of she is Maa Ganga. After that, there is no such thing as a level of dwelling, so we’ll sit on a starvation strike till dying at India Gate,” Sakshi, bronze medallist on the 2016 Rio Olympics, mentioned in an announcement on Twitter.
Nonetheless, the Delhi Police have now mentioned they will not permit any protests there. The cops mentioned they are going to counsel different websites which might be designated for protests equivalent to Ramleela Floor and Burari. The police have now additionally made it clear that wrestlers will not be allowed to protest at Jantar Mantar. The wrestlers had been protesting at Jantar Mantar since April 23 however they have been eliminated after they tried to march in direction of Parliament on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi was slated to launch the brand new Parliament Home.
In a tweet, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) on Monday mentioned that the demonstration by the wrestlers was occurring easily on the notified place of Jantar Mantar. “On Sunday, the protestors flouted the regulation, ignoring our repeated requests. Therefore, we cleared the location and ended the dharna,” the DCP mentioned. “If the wrestlers will apply for permission to stage their sit-in once more sooner or later, they are going to be allowed to take action at any appropriate notified place apart from Jantar Mantar.”
On Sunday, wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia together with different protesters have been booked for rioting and obstructing public servants in discharge of obligation after a scuffle with safety personnel who tried to cease them from marching to the brand new Parliament constructing. Quickly after, the cops cleared the location of their over-month-long sit-in at Jantar Mantar.
Delhi Police PRO Suman Nalwa mentioned the police drive had been cooperating with the protesters however Sunday’s incident pressured them to take an excessive step and clear the protest web site. She mentioned the wrestlers had been protesting for the final 38 days and the cops have been cooperating with them. “We have been supplying them water and even generator units. Additionally they had free entry and exit,” she mentioned.
The officer additional mentioned the wrestlers had sought permission to organising a march on Could 17 and that additionally they took out a candle march on Could 23 however “what they did yesterday (Sunday) was towards regulation and order”. “The protesters have been instructed that they will not be allowed for a march as the brand new Parliament inauguration was slated on Sunday. They nonetheless went forward with the demonstration and broke the primary barricade and moved to the second and even tried breaking it. They have been then detained,” Nalwa mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)