In a shocking incident, the Delhi Police detained 25 women and a two-year-old toddler near the Chanakyapuri area of Delhi for Nishan Sahib (Sikh flag), and the Kisan Morcha flag hoisted on their vehicle on Wednesday. They were on the way to Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib.
As per reports, a group of women came to participate in the protest at the Singhu border. On Wednesday early morning, they planned to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Rakabganj. They traveled in a Tempo Traveler when the Police stopped them and asked them to remove the flags. When the women said ‘No’ to the cops, they were taken into custody at Tilak Marg Police station.
After several hours, they were released, but serious notice has been taken of their detention, which was considered a violation of human rights.
Manjeet Kaur Dobka was leading the women, and the name of the toddler is Yasmi Kaur.
English Daily The Tribune had quoted Kisan morcha’s legal cell member Vasu Kukreja as saying, “They were stopped because their vehicle had Nishan Sahib and ‘Kisan morcha’ flags. When they refused to remove them, an argument ensued and all women were held”.
•@DelhiPolice shames humanity by detaining a 2-year old toddler & 25 women
Their crime- they refused to remove Kisani Flags!
Such barbaric behaviour won’t be tolerated. We demand immed legal action agnst errant Police officials who crossed lines of human rights & legal integrity pic.twitter.com/BoFJOBdVLh
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) March 4, 2021
“As per the law, you cannot arrest or detain any woman after 7 pm or sunset. A two-year-old was also held. We will write to the human rights commission and the Joint Commissioner in this case, and we may also file a case against them under the POCSO Act. The women headed to the gurdwara. However, when the police stopped them and insisted on removing the flags, an argument broke out,” Kukreja added, as reported by The Tribune.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa also had jibe on the act. “Delhi Police shames humanity by detaining a 2-year-old toddler & 25 women. Their crime- they refused to remove Kisani Flags! Such barbaric behavior won’t be tolerated. We demand immediate legal action against errant Police officials who crossed lines of human rights and legal integrity”.
The girl child is the granddaughter of Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala, senior leader of the Simranjit Singh Mann-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).
p style=”font-weight: 400;”>The Delhi Police is being lambasted for what has been called as grave violation of human rights. It is being said that the ruthless cops of the Indian national capital did not spare even a toddler.