Major Security Breach in Lok Sabha: Protesters Enter Parliament
Today, the Lok Sabha, the Lower House of Parliament, faced a serious security breach when two individuals jumped into the chamber from the public gallery during the ongoing Zero Hour at around 1 pm. This incident unfolded on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack.
The intruders, who shouted slogans like “Dictatorship will not be allowed,” released smoke using gas canisters inside the Parliament building. Simultaneously, two people were arrested outside Parliament for demonstrating with colored smoke. Reports indicate that the visitor pass used by the intruders was issued in the name of BJP MP Pratap Simha.
MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla played a crucial role in apprehending
Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla played a crucial role in apprehending the intruders. He described the incident, stating, “He had something in his hand emitting yellow-colored smoke. I snatched it away and continued throwing it outside…This is a major security breach.”
The individuals who breached the Lok Sabha were identified as Manoranjan D, an engineer, and Sagar Sharma. Additionally, two protesters outside Parliament, Neelam (42) and Amol Shinde (25), were arrested.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed the situation
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed the situation, assuring that the incident is under investigation by the Lok Sabha and Delhi Police. He mentioned that preliminary findings indicate the smoke is not a cause for concern. Four individuals, two from inside the House and two from outside, have been arrested in connection with the breach.
Reflecting on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury highlighted the importance of taking necessary precautions. While acknowledging differences between the two incidents, he raised concerns about the adequacy of security measures.
As the investigation unfolds, the nation watches closely to understand the circumstances surrounding this unprecedented security breach in the Lok Sabha.