Wrestlers Protest Delhi: Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and other prominent wrestlers spoke out in a news conference at Jantar Mantar, continuing their protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik said on Monday that the wrestlers will continue to protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) at Jantar Mantar till the Supreme Court gave justice.
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Earlier, a protesting wrestler stated that seven female grapplers, including a kid, attempted to submit a complaint at Parliament Street Thana but that the police refused to file an FIR.
“We filed a complaint at the CP Police Station two days ago, but no FIR has been filed yet.” Seven women, including one minor (the matter is being handled by POSCO), filed a sexual assault allegation against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. We were supposed to talk on Monday, but it’s already been two days,” Sakshi Malik remarked at a press conference on Sunday.
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) April 24, 2023
“The federation is organising nationals, the office is running, but where are the players being heard?” says Bajrang Punia. We have filed a complaint in order to file a FIR. Soon enough, it will be evident who is lying. They were wondering why we weren’t filing a FIR, but despite the fact that seven girls filed a complaint, no action was taken.
When asked if the wrestlers would abandon the demonstration if an FIR was filed, Bajrang said, “We will stay here until an arrest is made.”
Vinesh Phogat has urged that the accused be held accountable, alleging that the wrestlers have been suffering emotionally for the previous three months.