Rahul Gandhi attributes Parliament breach to youth desperation.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Parliament security breach case and said the reason behind the incident was “unemployment and inflation”.

Gandhi said unemployment is the “biggest issue in the country. “India’s youth is not getting jobs because of the Modi government’s policies. There has definitely been a security lapse, but the reason behind it is unemployment and price rise,” he said in a video clip posted by him on social media on Saturday.

The caption in Gandhi’s social media post read: “Where are the jobs? The youth are desperate – we have to focus on this issue, give jobs to the youth…”


What we know about Parliament security breach case

Parliament witnessed a major security lapse on Wednesday, wherein two visitors jumped into the Lok Sabha chambers from the public gallery and opened a canister with a yellow-smoke, triggering panic among the MPs. They shouted anti-establishment slogans before being overpowered by the MPs.

Meanwhile, two other people, including a woman, were outside Parliament with smoke canister. The security breach happened on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack.

According to PTI, one of these four accused told police during interrogation that they were in Parliament to protest over several issues including unemployment, Manipur violence and more. 

All these four accused were arrested and sent to the seven-day custody of the Delhi Police Special Cell on Thursday. Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D were arrested from inside the Lok Sabha and Neelam and Amol were arrested from outside Parliament.

As many as six accused, including the “mastermind” behind the incident, have been arrested and two detained so far in connection with the matter. Lalit Jha, the “mastermind”, allegedly circulated videos of the protest outside the complex on social media. He was arrested on Friday night. 

Police also questioned Gurugram resident Vishal Sharma and his wife as their house was used by the five accused for their stay for two days ahead of the incident, news agency PTI reported.

One more accused was arrested on Saturday in connection with the Parliament Security breach case. Meanwhile, the Special Cell of Delhi Police has detained two more people – Mahesh and Kailash. They both are residents of Rajasthan and have an alleged association with a social media group called ‘Justice for Azad Bhagat Singh’.

What are tthe charges against the accused?

According to police sources,  case was registered against the four — Sagar Sharma (26), Manoranjan D (34), Amol Shinde (25) and Neelam Devi (37) — under:

> UAPA sections 16 (punishment for terrorist act) and 18 (punishment for conspiracy, etc.)

>  IPC sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 452 (trespass), 153 (wantonly giving provocation, with intent to cause riot), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) at the Parliament Street police station.

What the investigation revealed

According to several reports, police found during investigation that the accused used his shoes to hid smoke canisters. They had allegedly carried out a recce of Parliament during previous sessions and found that shoes were not frisked during the securiy screening. Therefore, two pairs of shoes were made on special order in Lucknow, sources said. Months of planning were behind the incident, they added.

The motive behind Parliament security lapse

During the interrogations, one of the accused reportedly told police that they were in Parliament to protest over several issues, including unemployment, Manipur violence and more.

It was also revealed by the accused that they wanted to enact revolutionary Bhagat Singh’s action of throwing bombs inside the Central Assembly during British rule in India, sources were quoted by PTI as saying.

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Published: 16 Dec 2023, 03:09 PM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent security breach in the Indian Parliament. Gandhi stated that the breach occurred due to “unemployment and inflation,” which he considers to be the biggest issues in the country. He emphasized the need to focus on creating jobs for the youth. The security breach involved two visitors who entered the Lok Sabha chambers and caused panic by opening a canister with yellow smoke. They shouted anti-establishment slogans before being subdued by MPs. Two other individuals were also arrested in connection with the breach. The accused revealed during interrogation that they were protesting various issues, including unemployment and Manipur violence. The investigation revealed that the accused had planned the breach for months and used their shoes to hide the smoke canisters. They reportedly aimed to replicate revolutionary Bhagat Singh’s actions during the British rule. The accused have been charged under various sections of the UAPA and IPC.

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