How politicians made tourist attraction Jantar Mantar, a protest spotHow politicians made tourist attraction Jantar Mantar, a protest spot
We would never have thought that our heritage would be used as a platform for protesting. Jantar Mantar, one of India's most famous tourist spots, has now turned into a stage of protests.
Politicians have made this tourist spot a protest place. View how in further pictures...
Anna Hazare was the first man who brought fame and name to Jantar Mantar. He staged his indefinite fast here to press for Jan Lokpal Bill.
Following his footsteps, his then associate Delhi Arvind Kejriwal also chose Jantar Mantar to go on fast until death to press for Jan Lokpal Bill.
When the infamous December 16 gang rape took police, people came here lit candles to show their anger over insecurity for women in Delhi.
When Supreme Court gave its verdict against homosexuality, gays organized a march at Jantar Mantar.
On January 27 (Monday), expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny staged his protest against his own party from which he was expelled several hours earlier.