Dangal on wrestling: Wrestlers adamant on Brij Bhushan’s resignation, boxer Vijender Singh reaches Jantar Mantar to support them
New Delhi: The matter is now increasing after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was accused of sexual harassment by many big women wrestlers of the country. A group of wrestlers met the Sports Ministry officials on the previous day and demanded the removal of Brij Bhushan and legal action. Meanwhile, Brij Bhushan Sharan will hold a press conference today at 4 pm at the Wrestling Training Center in Nawabganj, Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh.
Boxer Vijender Singh also joined the wrestlers’ protest against the Wrestling Federation of India at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. He said that he has come there today to meet the wrestlers and will always stand by everyone.
Olympian Vinesh Phogat, who was looking most angry, said that she will take Brij Bhushan’s resignation and will also send him to jail. The protest will continue till the demands are not met. It is acceptable if we lose our lives, but we will die only after improving the future of wrestling. Yesterday, former wrestler Babita Phogat reached Jantar Mantar on behalf of the central government and assured all possible help to the protesting wrestlers. Along with her, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik met the representatives of the government.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, “The central and state governments boost the morale of the players through welfare schemes, but such incidents somewhere affect the morale of the players, but we will not let their morale break. Safety of women players is very important and we will pay full attention to it.”
When no concrete result came out of the talks, the wrestlers expressed their displeasure in the press conference. Vinesh said that the allegations we have leveled against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh are completely correct. Till yesterday we had one woman wrestler with us, but now there are four to five wrestlers with whom wrong has happened. We should not be forced to come forward. We are fighting to save honour. Don’t want to say in front of everyone what has happened to us. We do not want to go ahead with the legal way, but if a solution is not found, we will file an FIR as well. If this is happening with wrestlers like us then how safe are other girls. If we are also not safe then not a single girl child should be born in India.