New Delhi: Wrestlers and male wrestlers have said that their fight against Wrestling Federation president Brij Bhushan Charan Singh will now take place in court and not on the road.
Famous wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and 6 others had filed a sexual complaint against Indian Wrestling Federation President Brij Bhushan Saran Singh. They had been protesting since the beginning of this year demanding immediate action against him. They were supported by wrestler Bajrang Punia and others.
As the main event of the ongoing protest in Delhi’s Jandar Mantar, the siege of Parliament was announced on May 28. All were arrested and later released after they attempted to blockade Parliament. Also, the Pandhal set up in the Jandar Mantar was removed.
After accepting the invitation of Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, wrestler Sakshi Malik and wrestler Bajrang Punia met and talked. At that time, the minister assured that a charge sheet would be filed in the court against Brij Bhushan Charan Singh by June 15. Accepting this, it was announced that the protest would be stopped temporarily.
In this case, in the announcement made by Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia regarding this matter, “The government has fulfilled its promise. As announced, a charge sheet has been filed against Brij Bhushan Charan Singh in the court on June 15. Therefore, our protest will now take place in the court, not on the road.
The government has also fulfilled the promise made by the Wrestling Federation of India regarding the elections. It has been announced that the election will be held on the 11th of next month. The work has been started. So, we will wait for the promises to be fulfilled.”