Wrestlers formed two committees to decide future strategy
After the Supreme Court closed the proceedings on their petition, the wrestlers started considering their next step. Meanwhile, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur urged them to have faith in the existing system and system, saying that everything would be clear from the probe.
Protesting wrestlers on Friday formed two committees to advise them on the future course of action in their fight against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. After the Supreme Court closed the proceedings on their petition, the wrestlers started considering their next step. Meanwhile, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur urged them to have faith in the existing system and system, saying that everything would be clear from the probe.
Bajrang Punia said here, “Vinesh (Phogat) is discussing it with the legal team. We will inform on this matter tomorrow. Today we have formed two committees, one is a 31-member committee and the other is a nine-member committee. Our 31-member committee has people associated with Khap Panchayat, farmers and women’s organizations, while the nine-member committee will take decisions related to wrestling. “I request the Sports Minister to come and support the truth.” The Olympic medalist said, “We will probably resume our fight by going to court. This fight is not limited to three wrestlers.” Entry of more wrestlers to the protest site has been stopped by the Delhi Police, due to which only a few farmers reached Jantar Mantar to show their support to the aggrieved wrestlers on the 13th day of the protest. Could On Friday, there was less commotion here than before.
During this, however, some political and farmer leaders met the wrestlers. In this Congress’s Kumari Selja, Kiran Chowdhary and Anil Kumar extended their support to the wrestlers. Bajrang said, “It feels like we are in jail. There are ‘barricades’ everywhere. Police is also misleading our supporters. Many of our supporters are sitting near the Delhi border. “Our legal team and advisors are discussing the next step,” Olympic medalist Bajrang had earlier told PTI. We will let you know once we finalize something.
Top wrestlers including Bajrang, Vinesh and Sakshi Malik have been protesting at Jantar Mantar since April 23 against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, demanding his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting seven wrestlers, including a minor. Wrestlers have the option of approaching the lower court or the Delhi High Court if they are not satisfied with the police investigation. The Supreme Court on Thursday stopped the proceedings on the petition of women wrestlers. The court had earlier noted that an FIR has been registered in the matter and adequate security has been provided to the seven complainants. The wrestlers, however, said that the court’s decision did not come as a shock to them.
The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs against Singh including one under the POCSO Act. The police have also recorded the statements of five wrestlers, including a minor. During this, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said in a program in Lucknow that all the demands of the wrestlers sitting on dharna in Delhi have been accepted and they should allow the Delhi Police to complete a fair investigation. Thakur told reporters here, “I request all the protesting players that their demands have been accepted. The court has also given instructions and they should allow the fair investigation to be completed. He said, “Delhi police will convert milk into milk and water into water and strict action will be taken under the law.” Alleging misbehavior on the night, the wrestlers threatened to return the awards they had received from the government in the past.
It also features renowned wrestling coach Mahavir Phogat. Mahavir is the uncle of Vinesh Phogat, who is protesting at Jantar Mantar. The Dronacharya Award winner (in 2016) said, “If justice is not done in this case, I will return my medals.” And he should be arrested.” Phogat, who joined the BJP three years ago, was asked whether she has spoken to the government or raised the issue at the party level, she said, “no such thing has happened.”
The protesting wrestlers have also threatened to return their medals and awards, including the Padma Shri. Meanwhile, several Khaps in Haryana have also extended their support to the protesting wrestlers. Several khaps in Hisar, Bhiwani, Jind and Rohtak demonstrated in support of the wrestlers. Meanwhile, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and legendary batsman Sourav Ganguly hoped that there would be a “resolution” to the ongoing wrestling controversy but refused to comment further on the matter.
Ganguly, former captain of the Indian team, told reporters on the sidelines of an event here, “I hope it will be resolved. Wrestlers have won many medals and brought laurels to the country. Hopefully it will be resolved. “He said,” Let them fight their battles. I don’t know what is happening there, I only read in the newspapers. In the world of sports, one thing I realized is that you don’t talk about things you don’t have complete knowledge about.
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