Tribune News Service
Chandigarh/New Delhi, September 17
SAD president Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and 13 other Akali leaders courted arrest on Friday following a protest outside Parliament.
Defying Delhi Police’ barricades and ban on protest march, a lot of Shiromani Akali Dal employees had a showdown with the police within the nationwide capital since Thursday night time.
While police had sealed borders and erected barricades at entry level to Delhi and on roads to Parliament, Akali employees, particularly youth activists, had been seen breaking barricades demanding they’d the precise to protest.
The SAD is observing September 17 as a Black Day to mark one 12 months of the passage of the contentious farm legal guidelines. The Akalis additionally look to realize a lot floor with farmers after the later protested in opposition to the ‘100-day Gal Punjab Di Yatra’ launched by the occasion as a run-up to the Assembly polls.
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“It is an undeclared emergency in New Delhi,” mentioned SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema on Twitter concerning the state of affairs within the capital. Youth Akali Dal chief Parambans Singh Romana mentioned Akalis had introduced a peaceable march and it was a homicide of democracy to cease such a march. He mentioned youth Akali employees had been sitting on a dharna on a number of factors within the nationwide capital to mark protest.
Sukhbir Badal and other senior management had reached Gurdwara Rakabgunj on Thursday night time to guide the protest.