Hope Sunday’s mahapanchayat will be successful: Protesting wrestlers
Top wrestlers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik have been protesting at Jantar Mantar here since April 23 against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly sexually assaulting seven wrestlers, including a minor. demanding arrest.
Wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh are hoping that Sunday’s khap mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar will be successful and will garner more support for them. Top wrestlers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik have been protesting at Jantar Mantar here since April 23 against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly sexually assaulting seven wrestlers, including a minor. demanding arrest.
Vinesh said on Saturday, “Today is the 14th day of our dharna at Jantar Mantar. The fact is that you guys (supporters) are here and we are here too. We would like to thank everyone who is sitting here with us and supporting us. We would like to thank the entire country for standing with us in this fight for justice. We are hopeful that we will succeed in this fight so that truth prevails. urged them to remain peaceful on Sunday so that bad elements could not sabotage the protest.
The Asian Games gold medalist said, “Tomorrow, a lot of people are expected to come out in support of us from villages… khap panchayats, farmer and labor unions, student organizations. We appeal to all to remain peaceful. Our success will depend on a peaceful demonstration. We request all those who come here tomorrow to cooperate with the authorities and the police.” We also request the police not to stop our supporters tomorrow,” the wrestler said. Has appealed to the countrymen to take out a candle march on Sunday to show solidarity with the protesting wrestlers.
He said, “We request all Indians to take out a candle light march on May 7 at 7 pm.” His lawyers are still working on it. He said that the decision to approach the lower court as directed by the Supreme Court can be taken only after the Delhi Police expedites the investigation and records the statements of all the complainants.
“We have discussed with our lawyers. Our statements are yet to be recorded, we are waiting for that. The police have been directed to record the statement within a time limit. The case will be registered only once the statement is recorded. We request the police to record our statements as soon as possible.” Asked whether Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had approached him, he said, “There has been no communication from his side. He is already aware of our demands, so there is no point in meeting him again. If he wants to talk to us, we will definitely talk.
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