Wrestlers Protest: Grapplers March To Hanuman Temple, also visits Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
Wrestlers Protest: The protesting grapplers and their supporters marched to the neighbouring Hanuman Temple and are now at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara…
Wrestlers Protest: The protesting grapplers and their supporters marched to the neighbouring Hanuman Temple and are now at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara on Wednesday to pray. Wrestlers continue to demand the arrest of former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The wrestlers, who have been camped out at Jantar Mantar for the past 25 days, visited the temple close to Connaught Place on Tuesday with the help of hundreds of fans and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.
Athletes, including a minor, have accused Brij Bhushan of sexual harassment and intimidation, and top wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshee Malikkh, and others have demanded his arrest without relenting.
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Olympic and World Championship medalist Bajrang asked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to step in and deliver justice for the female wrestlers while briefing the media following the march.
“I think our voices are not reaching PM Modi. We request him and Home Minister to ensure justice for us. They gave the slogan, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. So we request that give justice to these daughters. They are also the nation’s daughters,” he said.
“We have come to the temple to seek Bajrang Bali’s blessings so that the daughters of our country get justice at the earliest.”
World Championship medallist Vinesh said, “It is our country’s misfortune. Does every girl of the country need to do a sit-in to get justice. Can’t we punish the guilty, our country cannot be so weak?”
Many people marched alongside the wrestlers carrying banners with slogans such as “we are with our athletes” and “arrest Brij Bhushan”.
Olympic medallist Sakshee tweeted, “We need videography/photography volunteers who can support us in our fight for justice. If you’re interested in supporting us, please DM.”
The wrestlers hinted on Tuesday that they would take their protest to Ram Lila site in order to turn it into a “national movement”.
When the authorities asked Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan and his supporters to leave the Jantar Mantar late on Monday night after they had joined the protesting wrestlers there, they later returned on Tuesday.
After May 21, when the khap Panchayats have set a deadline for the government to take action against Brij Bhushan, he urged the wrestlers to decide whether to make their agitation “bigger” by moving to the Ram Lila ground.
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