Jantar Mantar: News

05 Jun 2023

Amit Shah

Protesting wrestlers met Amit Shah last week, shared concerns: Report

Agitating wrestlers, who have been demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment charges, reportedly met Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah at his residence on Saturday.

'When, where, how?': WFI's Brij Bhushan on wrestlers' harassment allegations

Addressing a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh's Mau, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Monday taunted the protesting wrestlers, who accused him of sexual harassment, saying they haven't revealed any details to back their allegations.

Women wrestlers flag faults in harassment probe, allege intimidation: Report 

At least three women wrestlers—who testified before the government-appointed Oversight Committee—alleged panel members tried to influence them and sought "video or audio proof" of their sexual harassment, The Indian Express reported.

Haryana: Wrestling body suspends 3 officials for supporting wrestlers' stir 

The heat of wrestlers' protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has reached Haryana, with the Haryana Amateur Wrestling Association (HAWA) suspending three district officials for their support of the protest.

Delhi: Ruckus as farmers break barricades at wrestlers' protest venue

Delhi's Jantar Mantar witnessed high drama on Monday after hundreds of farmers from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) reached the site, where the wrestlers have been protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

'Will hang myself': WFI chief as wrestlers' protest grows stronger    

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Sunday said he would hang himself even if a single sexual harassment allegation against him is proven.

Delhi: Khap mahapanchayat leaders to join wrestlers' protest today

Khap panchayat leaders from Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are reportedly marching toward Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Sunday to support the agitating wrestlers.

Drunk cops abused, assaulted us: Wrestlers protesting against WFI chief

Wrestlers who have been protesting for days at Jantar Mantar against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh alleged on Wednesday night that drunk police personnel assaulted them when they tried to bring in folding beds for sleeping at the protest site.

WFI row: Police yet to record statements of protesting wrestlers

Despite being 10 days into the protest and three days since registering FIRs against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over alleged sexual harassment, the police have not yet recorded the statements of the protesting wrestlers.

I'm innocent, won't resign: Sexual harassment-accused WFI chief after FIRs

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Saturday reportedly said he would not step down from the post, a day after the police filed two first information reports (FIRs) in connection with allegations of sexual harassment against him.

09 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

Anti-Muslim slogans raised at Jantar Mantar; Delhi Police files FIR

Delhi Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a group of people for raising communal slogans at the city's Jantar Mantar on Sunday.

24 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi Police granted power to detain under NSA before I-Day

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday granted power to the Delhi Police Commissioner to detain anyone under the National Security Act (NSA).

22 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Farmers set to protest at Jantar Mantar today, security upped

Hundreds of Farmers will protest at Delhi's iconic Jantar Mantar today against the central government's three new agricultural laws.

21 Jul 2021


'Kisan Parliament': Farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar from tomorrow

Farmer unions have said their representatives will go to the Jantar Mantar in Delhi daily to protest against the new farm laws, starting tomorrow, July 22.

02 Oct 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Amid Hathras uproar, Adityanath assures punishment for those harming women

At the receiving end of criticism over the Hathras gang-rape incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government will give exemplary punishment to those harming mothers and sisters.

02 Oct 2020


Anger over Hathras gang-rape intensifies, gatherings banned at India Gate

As India remains enraged over the Hathras gang-rape incident with protests happening in several pockets, Delhi Police banned large gatherings at India Gate — the heart of the National Capital where one of the biggest protests happened in 2012 after Nirbhaya was gang-raped and tortured.

15 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

#CitizenshipAct protests in Delhi turn violent; buses set on fire

As protests against the newly-enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital, a protest march in South Delhi organized by students of Jamia Millia Islamia turned violent on Sunday evening.

03 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

DCW chief writes to Modi demanding death penalty for rapists

On Tuesday, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said the police stopped her from sitting on an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar.

13 Feb 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: Mamata, Chandrababu, other opposition leaders attend AAP's mega rally

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today held a mega opposition rally "Remove Dictatorship, Save Country" against the BJP-led NDA government in Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

Goa mining: Several ministers, politicians to support GMPF's Delhi protest

Several ministers and politicians from Goa are expected to visit New Delhi to offer support to Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF), who is scheduled to begin a three-day protest tomorrow to press for the resumption of mining in the state.

Modi stabbed them in their back: Kejriwal on farmers' issue

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over farmers' issues and alleged that he had "stabbed them in their back" by not fulfilling the promises made to them.

13 Sep 2018

Delhi Police

New protest guidelines: Only 1,000 allowed at Jantar Mantar

The Delhi Police have drafted new guidelines that seek to impose limits on the maximum number of protesters who can assemble at designated protest spots - Parliament Street, Jantar Mantar, and Boat Club - in Delhi.

06 Aug 2018


Slamming 'protesters', Nitish says they don't care about girls' safety

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Opposition and said those who protested at Jantar Mantar didn't care about girls' safety and that they should look at themselves first.

04 Aug 2018


Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

Three women spokespersons of ruling JD(U) in Bihar today wrote an open letter to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi asking her to expel from the party those involved in immoral acts.

There can't be "blanket-ban" on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC

More than nine months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, the SC has said a blanket ban is unacceptable.

08 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

2006 rioting case: Delhi court discharges BJP leaders

A Delhi court has discharged BJP leaders Ramesh Bidhuri, Vijay Goel, Vijay Joli, and Balkishan in a case of rioting and instigating public to attack police personnel during a protest in 2006.

09 Jan 2018


Jignesh Mevani holds "Hunkar Rally" in Delhi despite no permission

After being elected Gujarat MLA, Jignesh Mevani has hit the ground running. His speech on the 200th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon violence whipped up a furore, prompting an FIR. A Mumbai event where he was to address youngsters was cancelled.

07 Oct 2017


Delhi: Jaipur woman launches "indefinite strike" to marry PM Modi!

In a bizarre protest, a woman from Rajasthan's Jaipur launched a sit-in at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to marry PM Narendra Modi.

07 Oct 2017


Protests at Jantar Mantar banned: How will it affect Delhi?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on grounds that it was causing environmental problems.

11 Sep 2017


TN farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar consume human excreta

On the 57th day of protests, 48 Tamil Nadu farmers demonstrating at Delhi's Jantar Mantar consumed human faeces.

04 Aug 2017


Protesting TN farmers don't go hungry, thanks to gurudwara langar

Farmers from Tamil Nadu have been demanding a loan waiver and drought-relief package at Delhi's Jantar Mantar for over 100 days.

25 Jun 2017


Delhi: Supreme Court in favour of relaxing abortion deadline

The Supreme Court came out in favour of amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act by allowing women to abort terminally ill fetuses beyond the present limit of 20 weeks.

11 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

Delhi: DMRC's housing scheme to be launched in May

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is currently building 2BHK and 3BHK flats in Janakpuri and Okhla which would cost between Rs. 60 lakh and Rs. 1.20cr.

31 Mar 2017

Tamil Nadu

Corporates account for significantly higher NPAs than farmers

Indian banks have an estimated Rs. 6.8 lakh crore worth of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs), according to the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament.

30 Mar 2017

Delhi Police

Last Day, Last Show: Delhi's Regal Cinema closes down

85-year-old Regal Cinema of CP will shut down on 30th March and will make a comeback as a multiplex.

20 Mar 2017

Delhi Police

Jantar Mantar becomes the newest haven for marijuana dealers

Delhi's Jantar Mantar, famous as India's 'protest street', has a new identity - a marijuana hotspot. 'Langda (lame) man' Umesh Singh from Bihar is the go-to man; he knows where to get which variety of weed at which time of day, and at what price.

28 Nov 2016


Colors float as rules flouted in Delhi

Delhiites painted the city in rainbow colors when hundreds of people participated in the queer pride parade on Sunday.

08 Nov 2016


All this happened in Delhi, NCR on 8th November

As Delhi faces its worst pollution crisis, Lieutenant Governor ordered a series of measures to be adopted to check pollution.