Wrestler protest: Top wrestlers of India are sitting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Big wrestlers like Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat have been sitting on a dharna against Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar since April 23. 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. Now the wrestlers have also accused Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.
Sports Minister tried to hush up the matter – wrestler
Wrestlers say that the Sports Minister tried to hush up the matter. Vinesh Phogat said that we had stopped the protest after talks with the Sports Minister. We told him about the sexual harassment. But they formed a committee but tried to hush up the matter and no action was taken.
He further revealed that the wrestlers had met an official for the first time before starting their protest at Jantar Mantar. But, no action was taken. After this we were forced to sit on dharna again.
Wrestlers are demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan
The arrest of Brij Bhushan is being demanded in the second phase of the wrestlers’ protest against the WFI chief. 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.”
This time many party leaders and leaders are supporting the wrestlers. Many big leaders of Congress and common man have gone to 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.