On Thursday, security was increased at Delhi’s border crossings in response to the Samyyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) call for widespread protests in favour of wrestlers who are opposing Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
To avert any untoward incident, extra pickets have been set up at border crossings and security personnel are keeping a close eye on the area, according to Delhi Police authorities.
“Security has been tightened, more police have been deployed, and we’ve also added more pickets at Delhi’s borders,” said a spokesperson.
We want to make sure that law and order are upheld and that no undesirable incident occurs. As a precaution, this has been done, a senior police officer said.
At the borders, he said, vehicles coming into Delhi from surrounding states are being inspected.A group representing farmers’ unions called for statewide demonstrations on June 1 in support of wrestlers who have been calling for Singh’s arrest over allegations that he sexually harassed female competitors, including a kid.
The SKM had stated in a statement that it had called for protests in order to secure the Indian wrestlers’ and all other groups’ democratic right to demonstrate as well as to demand Singh, a BJP MP, be arrested.
It promised to coordinate rallies with platforms for labour unions, women, young people, students, and all other groups, including intellectuals.