There was a big security breach in the Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha, when two people jumped from the gallery and started spraying gas.
It happened on Wednesday, the 22nd anniversary of the Parliament attack. Two intruders leaped into the Lok Sabha from the visitors’ gallery and began running around. The Lok Sabha’s activities were stopped, and the Members of Parliament left the building.
Inside, there was chaos as the intruder, dressed in a blue jacket, roamed around. MPs and security quickly caught him and started questioning.
As MPs exited, they mentioned the intruders were spraying some type of gas. West Bengal BJP MP Khagen Murmu, who was speaking in the Lok Sabha, noticed the intruder, leading to the suspension of proceedings.
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram described the two men, both around 20 years old, carrying canisters emitting yellow smoke. One of them tried to approach the Speaker’s chair, shouting slogans. Karti Chidambaram expressed concern about the potentially poisonous smoke, especially on December 13, the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack.
Despite guards in the visitors’ gallery, the security lapse occurred. Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav emphasized the lack of visitor tags and called for government attention to this issue, highlighting the potential risks. Trinamool leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay called it a terrible experience, questioning the intruders’ motives and the security lapse.
Two young men jumped from the gallery, releasing gas. MPs and security personnel caught them, and the House was adjourned until 2 pm. Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury labeled it a significant security breach, especially on the day commemorating the 2001 Parliament attack victims.