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Delhi Police files case against wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, organisers for ruckus I HIGHLIGHTS

The tensions heightened on Sunday as wrestler Vinesh Phogat, along with her cousin sister Sangeeta Phogat, and other players, made an attempt to breach the security barricades at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating the new "temple of democracy".

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2023 6:04 IST
Wrestlers Sakshi Malik (R), Vinesh Phogat (L) detain from
Image Source : PTI Wrestlers Sakshi Malik (R), Vinesh Phogat (L) detain from Jantar Mantar

Even after a month of continuous protests against the alleged sexual misconduct by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, top wrestlers, who have once clinched medals for India at the international forums, have been struggling at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. The tensions heightened on Sunday as wrestler Vinesh Phogat, along with her cousin sister Sangeeta Phogat, and other players, made an attempt to breach the security barricades at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating the new "temple of democracy", i.e new Parliament building in New Delhi. This led to a clash, with both protesters and police officers engaging in pushing and shoving. Later all wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and their supporters were detained and removed from the protest site. Earlier in the day, Punia asserted that the Mahapanchayat will take place on Sunday while emphasising the fight for self-respect.

 

 

 

Wrestlers protest HIGHLIGHTS

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  • 10:52 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    'Coronation over, arrogant king is crushing voice of people': Rahul

    Congress, which has boycotted the mega event, also shared a similar video in which protestors were being dragged by the police while PM Modi was busy with inauguration works. Later, Rahul Gandhi also shared the shocking video of the protest site and captioned it, "The coronation is over - the 'arrogant king' is crushing the voice of the public on the streets!"
    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also hit out at the government, saying that the "arrogance" of the BJP government has increased so much that it is "mercilessly trampling" upon the voices of our women sportspersons under its boots.

  • 10:50 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Kejriwal condemn police action against top wrestlers

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemned the police action against the wrestlers, who have accused Singh of sexual harassment and were staging protests at the Jantar Mantar since April 23.
    "Such behaviour with our sportspersons who increase the honour of the country is very wrong and condemnable," said Kejriwal in a tweet.

  • 10:48 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    DCW chief demands Brij Bhushan's arrest, action against police personnel who detained wrestlers

    Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal wrote to the Commissioner of Police, demanding the arrest of BJP MP and chief of Wrestling Federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and action against personnel who detained the protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar on Sunday.
    She also demanded the immediate release of the female wrestlers and their families by the Delhi Police.

  • 10:47 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Delhi police action against wrestlers: Painful, says Pawar; NCP slams Centre, Smriti Irani, Shah Rukh, Akshay

     Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar called the Delhi police action against protesting wrestlers in the national capital as painful.
    His daughter and Baramati Lok Sabha MP also condemned the incident while party national spokesperson Clyde Crasto hit out at Union Minister Smriti Irani and actors Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar on the issue.
    Delhi Police detained ace wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia for violation of law and order after they breached the security cordon while trying to move towards the new Parliament building for a planned women's 'Mahapanchayat'.

  • 10:46 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Wrestlers' protest: FIR against organisers, others on charges of rioting, obstructing public servant

    The Delhi Police on Sunday booked the organisers of the wrestlers' protest at Jantar Mantar and their supporters on charges of rioting and obstructing public servant in discharge of duty after some of them were detained while marching to the new Parliament building.
    The police said 700 people were detained across Delhi, including 109 protesters at Jantar Mantar.

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