New Delhi: A 50-year-old woman was detained from India Gate after she allegedly threw her shoe near Amar Jawan Jyoti. She later started shouting Pakistan zindabad after which she was detained by the local police.
The woman has been identified as Sultana Khan and is being questioned by the agencies. According to the cops, the woman appears to be mentally unstable and efforts are being made to establish contact with her family.
Constructed after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 to commemorate the martyred of the Indian Armed Forces, Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed in December 1971 and was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi in 1972.
During Azad Maidan riots in Mumbai in 2012, two protestors had damaged the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial near CST. This memorial was dedicated to two sepoys – Sayyed Hussein and Mangal Guddrea – who were martyred during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. The sepoys were tied to the mouths of cannons and blown for their rebellion against the East India Company.
The men were later arrested by the Mumbai police
Abdul Qadir Mohammed Younus Ansari and Nazir Noor Mohammed had damaged the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial and one of the accused was preparing to flee to Nepal by crossing the border when he was arrested.