Wrestlers Protest | Thousands march to India Gate in support of protesting wrestlers

PTI Photo New Delhi. Wrestlers protesting against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Tuesday decided that the mahapanchayat scheduled outside the new Parliament building on May 28 will be led by women and youth and will take further steps to protest. He will take any major decision regarding the action. Meanwhile, thousands of supporters of the wrestlers marched from Jantar Mantar to India Gate amid heavy security. During this, they were shouting slogans demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan. The march featured Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat, among many more protesting wrestlers. Wrestlers have accused Brij Bhushan of sexually assaulting several female wrestlers, including a minor. The wrestlers and their supporters marched peacefully towards India Gate in large numbers braving extreme heat and late evening dust storm. During this time people had tricolor in their hands and those involved in the march demanded strict punishment for Brijbhushan. Vinesh, Bajrang and Sakshi addressed the people by climbing a police barricade near India Gate. #WATCH | Wrestlers’ candlelight protest in Delhi demanding arrest of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment allegations against him pic.twitter.com/yHxDhBx6He — ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2023 We have been protesting (for the government to take action against Brij Bhushan) and it is a shame that nothing has happened so far. Today, we took out a candle march at India Gate and we have come to know that such marches have been taken out in many parts of the country.” Also Read He said, “I am hopeful that we will get justice.” He said, “The Khap Panchayat has decided that on May 28, a mahapanchayat will be held under the leadership of women and youth near the new parliament building. This decision has been taken because it is a fight for the integrity and dignity of women. Any major decision regarding this protest will be taken after May 28. (agency)

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