‘Has dictatorship come to this nation? The entire world is watching how the federal government is treating its gamers’
‘Now, there can be a satyagraha of ladies wrestlers… not dictatorship’
IMAGE: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia had been detained by Delhi Police on Sunday. Photograph: PTI
The Delhi Police filed circumstances in opposition to the wrestlers who took half in a protest march to parliament on Sunday, demanding motion in opposition to BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexual harassment.
The police’s use of brutal power throughout the protest, detaining the wrestlers and their supporters in Delhi and neighboring states, has drawn widespread condemnation.
Videos of the wrestlers being dragged, pushed, and roughed up circulated extensively, main to criticism from opposition leaders, ladies’s rights activists, and others. The delay in submitting an FIR in opposition to Brij Bhushan, contrasted with the swift motion taken in opposition to the protesting wrestlers, has raised issues in regards to the authorities’s dealing with of the scenario.
Expressing her frustration, wrestler Sakshi Malik tweeted, “It took the Delhi Police seven days to file an FIR in opposition to sexual harasser Brij Bhushan, however did not even take them seven hours to register an FIR in opposition to us for protesting peacefully. Has dictatorship come to this nation? The entire world is watching how the federal government is treating its gamers.”
Vinesh Phogat, whereas being detained, voiced her disappointment, stating that they had been being punished for demanding justice. She criticized the federal government for sheltering the accused whereas athletes who introduced pleasure to the nation had been being imprisoned for preventing for justice for the nation’s daughters.
Despite the clearance of their protest web site and their detentions, the wrestlers stay decided. Malik tweeted, “After we’re launched from police custody, we’ll once more begin our satyagraha again at Jantar Mantar. Now, there can be a satyagraha of ladies wrestlers… not dictatorship.”