New Delhi: The news of a clash between the police and the wrestlers at Jantar Mantar has come to the fore. The wrestlers alleged that the police personnel misbehaved with them after drinking alcohol. He also alleged that some wrestlers had suffered head injuries. AAP leader Somnath Bharti, who arrived with beds for the wrestlers, said – the policeman abused after drinking alcohol. After this there was an argument.
#WATCH | Delhi: A scuffle breaks out between protesting wrestlers and Delhi Police at Jantar Mantar pic.twitter.com/gzPJiPYuUU
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Wrestler Bajrang Punia said- We need the support of the whole country, everyone should come to Delhi. Police is using force against us and doing nothing against Brij Bhushan.
Wrestlers have been on strike since April 23
Wrestlers like Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat have been sitting on a dharna since April 23 at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. Wrestlers are adamant on demanding action against Indian Wrestling Federation president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Brij Bhushan has been accused of sexual harassment by 7 wrestlers. Two FIRs have been lodged against him. One of these is in the POCSO Act. Wrestlers said on Wednesday – Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tried to hush up the matter. Vinesh Phogat said that we had stopped the protest after talks with the Sports Minister. We told them about the sexual harassment, but they formed a committee but tried to hush up the matter.
Demand for Brij Bhushan’s arrest
The arrest of Brij Bhushan is being demanded in the second phase of the wrestlers’ protest. Talking to reporters, Phogat said, “It is very difficult to stand against such a person who has been misusing his power and position for so long.” The wrestlers have got the support of many party leaders and leaders this time. Many leaders of Congress and common man are reaching Jantar Mantar to support the players. Meanwhile, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has said that I have not done wrong with anyone. The accusers are pehelwan children and have become victims of politics.