Wrestlers Protest: We will take this fight global

We will take this fight global: Vinesh Phogat

The top wrestlers from India, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, and Vinesh Phogat, have been demonstrating at Jantar Mantar since April 23 in response to Mr. Singh’s alleged sexual harassment.

Take protest at the global level

On May 15, incensed wrestlers gathered in large numbers and staged a protest march from Jantar Mantar to Connaught Place, declaring that they intended to take their protest “global” and had contacted other Olympic players and athletes for support in their call for Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the head of the Indian wrestling federation, to be arrested.

Since April 23, India’s top wrestlers – Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, and Vinesh Phogat – have been demonstrating at Jantar Mantar over allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Mr. Singh.

Vinesh Phogat: “We’ve been keeping an eye on”

One of India’s best wrestlers, Vinesh Phogat, stated, “We will reach out to Olympic athletes, we are going to make it international, but a few individuals are attempting to deteriorate the demonstration, and We’ve been keeping an eye on it.”

Wrestlers staged a protest march

Around six o’clock in the evening, the wrestlers in protest marched from Jantar Mantar to Connaught Place on foot. In addition to pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating the wrestlers, they carried placards that read, “Those who made our Tricolour proud are being let down.” They claimed that an arrest was the only thing they wanted.

The wrestlers, according to Ms. Phogat, are being maligned solely for seeking justice. “The protest site is occupied at night by people, including women we don’t know,” Ms. Phogat continued.

The wrestlers have called for escalating protests across the nation because they believe Jantar Mantar is too restrictive.

Sakshi Malik: Battle for every sportsperson

Another wrestler who has been involved in the protest from the start, Sakshi Malik, said, “This isn’t a struggle for athletes or female wrestlers; it’s a battle for every woman and every sportsperson. Today, we’re asking you to show support.”

The deadline for the Wrestler’s protest is May 21

Ms. Phogat stated, “Our deadline is May 21, and if there aren’t any steps executed against Mr. Singh, we are going to make a greater call on our agitation,” adding that they’ve been in contact with numerous student-led organizations, women’s rights organizations, and farmers union.

The chief of the Bhim Army’s statement

“In a nation in which the women have been turned down, the men shouldn’t remain within their houses and observe; rather, we have to step out in huge numbers to demonstrate against the injustice,” declared Chandrasekhar Azad, the leader of the Bhim Army, to the wrestlers on Monday.

“Rural communities and smaller cities are also backing the wrestlers’ movement,” he added.

Satyapal Malik, a former governor, promised the wrestlers support during his second visit.

Miss call on 9053903100 to support wrestlers’ protest

The wrestlers have requested missed calls from the public to support their protest. “You should give the wrestlers a missed call on 9053903100,” Sakshi Malik advised, “if you believe that their struggle is not solely their own.”

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