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Distress And Tears For India’s Agitating Wrestlers

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Distress And Tears For India’s Agitating Wrestlers

NEW DELHI (IANS) – Agitating wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, handed their medals to Bhartiya Kisan Union chief and Balian Khap head Naresh Tikait, who had reached Haridwar’s Har ki Pauri to stop them from putting these into the Ganga as a symbolic act of protest Wrestling Federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, whom they have accused of sexual harassment.

Tikait, along with the wrestlers, has now given five days to the government to sort out their demands, failing which wrestlers will go ahead with their decision to submerge their medals in the Ganga.

A large gathering assembled at Har ki Pauri, witnessing the wrestlers’ poignant demonstration after they reached there with their world championship and Olympic medals.

Emotions ran high, and Sakshi, Vinesh, and Vinesh’s cousin Sangeeta were visibly overcome, and their husbands offered consolation as their numerous supporters formed a protective circle.

Earlier, after reaching Har ki Pauri, the wrestlers stood in solemn silence for approximately 20 minutes. Subsequently, they took a seat by the riverbank, clutching their medals and their expressions reflecting profound distress.

The wrestlers had also announced that they will sit on a hunger strike at India Gate after the immersion program, but Delhi Police sources said that they will not be allowed to protest at the national monument.

“No formal request has been received from the wrestlers thus far. To proceed with any demonstration, the wrestlers must adhere to the protocol by submitting a written communication to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) concerned. The decision regarding their request will be made based on the established guidelines and procedures,” a police source said.

“India Gate is not a protest site and police will not allow wrestlers to protest there. We will suggest alternate sites for protest including Ramleela Ground and Burari,” the source added.

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  • These so-called athletes have no credibility.

    May 30, 2023
  • Wrestlers falling victims and being played by the politics of Kisan Union that is aspiring to be political party and probably funded by opposition. Indiawest may want to report the other side of the story as is emerging.

    May 30, 2023
  • It is a shame that a rapist is protected by a political party. It happened before. Asram Bapu, a serial rapist and fake baba manipulated millions. He was supported by the power. Thankfully, he was convicted because of relentless pursuit of justice by an extremely honest exceptional lawyer. The monster is in prison now. However, it is reverse in this case. Instead of putting the rapist in prison, he is enjoying privileges of serving as an MP. A true disgrace for the nation.

    May 30, 2023
  • It is really distressing to note that the athletes grievances are not redressed yet. I think they should approach the PMO without putting any pre-conditions as to what the Govt. should first and next. Normally, PMO’s office would resolve the issue without delay as deemed fit under the circumstances.

    May 31, 2023
  • The PMO should immediately find a solution so that other elements may not exploit the situation. The complaints are serious. Any attempt to protect the guilty will malign the political system.

    May 31, 2023
  • These so called wrestlers and athletes have no shame, india paid for their,training, food and money to play, they were given cash to eat best diets, good exercise environment, after they won, they got lots of rewards in the shape of cash, apartment and many more things and gifts, if they want to return their madels, they must return every thing they received so far.👎

    May 31, 2023
  • India never respected their heroes.

    June 4, 2023

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