Olympian wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakhi Malik, Vinesh Pohogat and other top Indian grapplers, who restarted their protest against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, spent Sunday night at the footpath in Jantar Mantar in Central Delhi.
“It was tough, all wrestlers were awake till late night. They were sharing messages on social medal, requesting other wrestlers and people of India to join them in Jantar Mantar on Monday,” sources told IANS.
Vinesh took to Twitter to share a photo of the protesting wrestlers sleeping in footpath. “Podium se footpath tak? Aadhi rat khule asmaan k niche nyay ki aas may? (From podium to footpath. In the hope of justice under the open sky at midnight).”
Many social media users then slammed the government and the WFI chief.
Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia said on Monday, April 24, that the protesting wrestlers are not affiliated with any party and called on all parties to join them. The wrestlers have yet again staged a protest against Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Singh over allegations of sexual harassment.
“This time, all parties are welcome to join our protest, whether it is BJP, Congress, AAP, or any other party. We’re not affiliated with any party.” Bajrang Punia, an Olympic medalist, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.