India’s prime wrestlers protesting towards Wrestling Federation of India president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment allegations mentioned they may throw their medals within the river Ganga in Haridwar at 6pm on Tuesday after which sit on an indefinite starvation strike at India Gate in New Delhi.
Wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, who’ve been protesting towards the WFI chief and demanding his arrest, put out a joint assertion saying the grapplers will go to Haridwar and immerse the medals in river Ganga at 6 pm. “These medals are our lives, our souls. There can be no purpose to dwell after throwing them within the Ganga in the present day. So, we’ll stage a starvation strike till dying at India Gate after that,” learn the assertion in Hindi.
The wrestlers added that the Prime Minister “who calls us our daughters”, however he didn’t even as soon as present his concern for the grapplers. “Somewhat, he invited the ‘oppressor’ (Brij Bhushan) to the inauguration of the brand new Parliament constructing. He even posed for pictures in shiny white garments. We have now been stained by this brightness,” the assertion mentioned.
Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik and a number of other others have been detained by Delhi Police on Sunday after they tried to maneuver in the direction of the brand new Parliament constructing for ‘Mahila Mahapanchayat’.
Sakshi Malik’s video assertion
In a video assertion on Monday, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi they haven’t given up. She mentioned the wrestlers have been considering their subsequent transfer whilst they continued to get assist from the sporting fraternity after police motion towards the highest grapplers was unequivocally condemned by many political leaders and sports activities personalities.
Disturbing movies of police motion towards elite wrestlers emerged from Jantar Mantar, which is able to now stay out of bounds for them.
“Police has filed FIR towards us when now we have not precipitated any harm to the general public property. They have been very merciless with us, one lady (wrestler) was being dealt with by 20 officers, you possibly can see the movies… We need to inform our supporters, who’re ready for us at Gurdwara (in Ambala) and different locations, that we spent at the present time devising our subsequent technique. We have now not stepped again, the protest will proceed. We’ll let you understand our subsequent step, maintain supporting us,” she mentioned.
‘Final night time was sleepless.…’: Abhinav Bindra on scuffle
In the meantime, India’s first particular person Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra denounced the police motion towards the highest wrestlers, saying the remedy meted out to the grapplers left him “sleepless” and he was “haunted” by the horrifying photographs.
India soccer captain Chhetri, tweeted, “Why does it have to come back right down to our wrestlers being dragged round with no consideration? This is not the way in which to deal with anybody. I actually hope this complete state of affairs is assessed the way in which it needs to be.”
Former all-rounder Pathan mentioned an answer to the difficulty needs to be discovered instantly.
“I am so unhappy to see the visuals of our Athletes…. Please clear up this ASAP,” Pathan tweeted.
(With inputs from businesses)