Protesting Wrestlers To ‘Throw Medals In Haridwar’s Ganga’ Today And Fast At India Gate

Wrestlers Medal At Haridwar

There is no justification for injustice. What is unlawful and improper will always be outlawed. Instead of condoning the wrong, excusing it, or hiding it, people should speak out against it. Everyone should stand together to bring the unjust to the attention of others and prevent it from being kept secret. Every day is followed by night, as is often believed, and life is a game of both justice and injustice. The Same is now visible in the realm of wrestling. Justice should be rendered to the wrestlers whose voices have been shattered instead of concealing the injustice.


Wrestlers To Throw Their Achievements In Ganga Today

Delhi Police Detain Wrestlers

Top Indian wrestlers plan to drop their medals into the Ganga at sunset on Tuesday before beginning an endless strike on hunger at India Gate in New Delhi in outrage against Wrestling Federation of India President and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over claims of sexual misconduct.


Wrestlers’ Statements

Delhi Police Detain Protesting Wrestlers

In a joint statement, wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia announced they would travel to Haridwar at 6 o’clock to drop the medals in the Ganga. They have been condemning the WFI president and calling for his arrest. “These medals represent our spirits and our life. After throwing them into the Ganga today, there would be no desire to keep living. After that, we will hold a hunger strike at India Gate until we die,” the Hindi statement said.

The wrestlers continued by stating, “the Prime Minister who calls us our daughters did not even once show his concern for the grapplers. Rather, he invited the ‘oppressor’ (Brij Bhushan) to the inauguration of the new Parliament building. He even posed for photographs in bright white clothes. We have been stained by this brightness.”

On Sunday, Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and several other people intended to go towards the new Parliament building for “Mahila Mahapanchayat” but were apprehended by Delhi Police.


Sakshi Malik’s Stance

bajrang punia protest

Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi said they haven’t given up in a video statement on Monday. She claimed that the wrestlers were considering their next move as they continued to receive support from the athletic community in the wake of the clear condemnation of the police action against the top grapplers by numerous political figures and athletes.

Videos of the cops beating up professional wrestlers were disturbing, and Jantar Mantar will now remain off-limits to them. Read more about the incident here.


Other Athletes Speak On The Scene

Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual Olympic gold medalist, criticized the police intervention against the best wrestlers, claiming it left him “sleepless” and “haunted” by the dreadful scenes.

“Why does it have to come down to our wrestlers being dragged around without any consideration?” tweeted India’s football captain Chhetri. No one should be treated in this manner. I sincerely hope that the case has been properly evaluated.

Pathan, a former all-rounder, believes a solution should be found right away.

“Seeing the images of our athletes makes me very sad. Please find a solution quickly,” tweeted Pathan.

What is your opinion on this? Do you think what the police did is justifiable? Let us know!

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