The Delhi Security Personnel had their task cut out as the wrestlers fought tooth and nail to take their protest to the next level. With the New Parliament building’s inauguration happening on Sunday in Delhi, the protesting wrestlers tried to march towards the same from their initial site of protest at Jantar Mantar. The athletes have been demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India president, Brij Bhushan Singh over accusations of sexual harassment and intimidation.
Asian News International (ANI) posted a clip on its official Twitter handle as a fleet of police officials were trying to contain the protestors from marshalling towards the newly-constructed parliament building. The likes of Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik were present as they defiantly insisted on conducting “Mahila Mahapanchayat” near the new building.
“We respect our athletes, but we will not let there be any disturbance in the inauguration,” Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order Dependra Pathak told the Press.