Wrestlers Protest: Wrestlers are protesting against All India Wrestling Federation President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar ground. There was a scuffle between the protesters and the police on Wednesday night. Women wrestlers have accused the police of manhandling and beating them. Wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that the policemen were pushing everyone. We are not criminals that we are being treated like this. Vinesh raised the issue of non-availability of women police personnel. He said that the policeman pushed and abused him. Vinesh Phogat had tears in his eyes while saying this.
the policeman had drunk alcohol
Wrestler Vinesh said, ‘We had ordered the mattress. The police opposed this. A policeman present there had consumed alcohol. They thrashed and abused. To see this day, did we win medals for the country. One of our wrestlers has also been injured.
We will return the medal to the government- Poonia
Wrestler Bajrang Punia said that it is raining continuously in Delhi. That’s why mattresses were brought. The police opposed this and there was a dispute. He said, ‘If the honor of the medal is like this, then what will we do with this medal. It is better that we lead a simple life. We will return the medals we have won to the Government of India. At the time of pushing and abusing, the police does not see that she is Padma Shri.
Police denied the allegation
Delhi Police is issuing an official statement that AAP leader Somnath Bharti had reached Jantar Mantar with a cot without permission. While trying to remove the cot from the truck, the police intervened. Two others including Bharti have been detained in this case.
— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2023
VIDEO | “The area is filled with water and there was no place to sleep, so we thought of bringing the cots…,” says wrestler Vinesh Phogat. pic.twitter.com/TWmqxdImlR
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#WATCH | Delhi: If this is how the wrestlers will be treated, what will we do with the medals? Rather we will live a normal life & return all the medals & awards to the Indian Government: Wrestler Bajrang Punia at Jantar Mantar pic.twitter.com/mvXqqiFVpR
— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2023