The security breach inside Parliament on Wednesday came exactly 22 years after the December 13, 2001, attack on the building that had left nine dead. Unexpectedly, 22 years ago also, there was a BJP government in the centre, and even today there is a BJP government. 22 years ago, the attack took place around 12 o’clock and now the incident takes place between 12 and 1 o’clock. 22 years ago, at least the attackers were stopped outside but today protesters entered Parliament. For so many years, Congress and others ruled this nation but no such incident ever happened. Why now?
BJP MP Rajendra Agarwal, who was presiding over the House proceedings, said that he saw one person falling from the visitors’ gallery, and simultaneously, another man was jumping on the desks. One of them took something out of his shoes that was emitting smoke. The security personnel caught them, and it remains to see who they are, what their objective was and what organisation they are associated with. 22 years ago, at around 11.40 am that day, five terrorists entered the old Parliament House Complex in an Ambassador car, wielding a red light and carrying a Home Ministry sticker—later found to be fake.
The attack resulted in the deaths of six Delhi Police personnel, two Parliament Security Service personnel, and a gardener. All five attackers were killed by security forces. Indian authorities accused Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), two militant groups operating from Pakistan, of perpetrating the attack; however, LeT denied involvement. All four were found guilty of playing various roles in the incident, although the fourth, Afsan/Navjot Sandhu, wife of Shaukat Hussain (one of the accused), was found guilty of a minor charge of concealing knowledge of conspiracy. One of the accused, Afzal Guru, was sentenced to death for the incident.
Today, the televised footage of the proceedings shows members attempting to catch the intruders—identified as Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D—as they climbed from desk to desk. Both Houses were adjourned moments later. Later, the Delhi Police detained both the accused from inside and identified them as Sagar Sharma (son of Shankarlal Sharma) and 35-year-old Manoranjan D, a resident of Mysore and an engineer by profession. Moments later, a man and a woman, identified as Amol Shinde (25) and Neelam (42), were detained for protesting outside the Parliament building, carrying cans that emitted a yellowish smoke. A visitor’s pass was recovered after the two Lok Sabha intruders were caught; photographs of the pass indicate they were issued by the office of Prathap Simha, the BJP MP from Mysuru. Any visitor must clear multiple levels of security before being allowed inside Parliament.
The two detained outside Parliament have been identified as Amol from Maharashtra and Neelam from Haryana. Televised footage of the proceedings shows members attempting to catch the intruders—identified as Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D—as they climbed from desk to desk. Both Houses were adjourned moments later. Meanwhile, outside the Parliament building, a man and a woman—identified as 42-year-old Neelam and 25-year-old Amol Shinde—were detained by local police outside New Delhi’s Transport Bhavan, where they were protesting with yellow smoke. The entire matter is being investigated thoroughly, said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla following the incident. “Both of them have been nabbed and the materials with them have also been seized. The two people outside the parliament have also been detained by the police.
Speaker OM Birla called a meeting of MPs later in the day, where he said all concerns would be addressed. A senior police officer explained that while the Delhi Police has the responsibility of providing security cover outside the parliament, the security inside and at the entry/exit gates is not under their ambit. The Parliament security services or CRPF, must have detained the persons who were inside the Lok Sabha.
For now, we know the person managed to get general visitor passes. You have to apply for these passes beforehand and a background check is done. Inside the building, there are security checks and scanners. However, the persons managed to carry smoke sticks and then break into the Lok Sabha. At present, they are with the Parliament security services. a very serious issue, it happened security breach under unfit BJP AT CENTRE. It happened for the second time under BJP rule.