The protesting wrestlers on Monday (Could 15) determined to take their “agitation world” by approaching Olympic medalists and athletes from different nations. They warned that if their demand for the arrest of former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will not be met, a “large name” might be made after Could 21, information company PTI reported.
Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, in addition to Asian Video games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat, have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar for the previous 23 days, demanding Brij Bhushan’s arrest for allegedly sexually harassing ladies grapplers, together with a minor.
“We’ll take this protest around the globe. We plan to contact Olympians and Olympic medalists from different nations. We’ll write to them and ask for his or her assist,” stated Vinesh, who received gold on the 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games.
“At Jantar Mantar, we’ve got the impression that we’re being restricted and pushed right into a nook. So the extra we agitate somewhere else and inform folks elsewhere, the higher. In the present day, we determined to go to Connaught Place and communicate to the folks there to be able to acquire their assist in our struggle for justice. The deadline for taking motion in opposition to Brij Bhushan is Could 21. If no choice is made, we’ll make a serious choice about our agitation after that date,” Vinesh stated.
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‘We Are Being Stalked, Unknown Individuals Despatched At Evening’: Vinesh Phogat
She claimed that on Sunday evening, some parts tried to smear their protest and that the wrestlers had been being stalked on the protest website. “Some folks tried to impede our protest. It occurred the final time we introduced our bedding to the protest website (at first of the agitation),” she was quoted as saying by PTI.
“We’re being stalked. Individuals file and take images… They don’t hear once we inform them to cease. Some unknown folks (ladies) additionally tried to sleep right here (contained in the wrestlers’ tent),” Vinesh stated.
“Unknown ladies are being despatched inside at evening… Issues are taking place on the protest website that we don’t need to occur… which carry a foul title to our trigger and taint our struggle for reality and justice.” She additionally said that the wrestlers won’t restrict themselves to the protest website, however will attempt to elevate consciousness of their plight amongst all residents within the nation.