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Youth Congress Protests Outside Home Minister Rajnath's Singh Residence

Youth Congress Protests Outside Home Minister Rajnath's Singh Residence
Members of youth Congress protest outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's house in New Delhi.
New Delhi: 

Scores of Youth Congress workers today protested outside the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the alleged "political espionage" of Rahul Gandhi by Delhi police.

Youth Congress claimed that two of its workers were injured in police action.

Police on the other hand said that they used minimum force to deter the protesters who were trying to break the barricades and barge in. The protesters were then detained and taken to Parliament Street Police Station.

"Two Youth Congress workers Indrani Mishra and Sidhartha Kundu were injured in the police action as we were protesting outside the Home Minister's residence," Youth Congress President Amrinder Singh Raja told PTI after the protests.

Senior party leader Ambika Soni later visited Parliament Police Station, where the protesting Youth Congress workers were taken for detention.

The protest came after the Congress accused the Narendra Modi government of carrying out "political espionage" on Rahul Gandhi claiming his staff had caught a Delhi Police official seeking "unwarranted and weird" inquiries about him.

Delhi Police however rejected the allegation of snooping on Mr Gandhi and said the visit by policemen to his office was a routine practice of being in touch with the dignitaries and there was no malafide in it.

Police Commissioner BS Bassi said such surveys were conducted at the offices of all protected persons from time to time owing to prevention and detection of crime and maintaining of law and order.

Declaring that the issue of "snooping and surveillance" on Mr Gandhi would be raised in Parliament, the party demanded a "comprehensive explanation from no less than the Home Minister and the Prime Minister" rejecting the police claim that the episode was merely a security issue.

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NDTV in partnership with UBER is launching a sustained campaign 'Roshan Dilli'  to try and raise safety standards in India's capital, New Delhi.

Our focus is to try and improve lighting in public spaces in the city. Lighting is a key factor in shaping women's perceptions of safety

The initiative will provide a platform for all stakeholders to discuss our goal of improving safety standards, to start a conversation about safety of women in the country

It will also highlight various interventions and solutions that help to make women safe and put the spotlight on what more can be done.

The campaign will accentuate the need for Safety to be a shared responsibility

The need for gender sensitization and how law enforcement and civil society through checks and education can try and make women safer

We hope you will join us and help make New Delhi a safer city for women.

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