Indian Olympian Manu Bhaker also comes in support of the wrestler’s protestation. Earlier top wrestlers, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phoghat, and others made a sit-in protest at Delhi Jantar Mantar on Saturday. Their protest is against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Bhushan Sharan Singh on charges of sexually exploiting women wrestlers. They have launched another round of protest against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and accused him of sexual harassment and intimidation.
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The Delhi Police on Friday registered two FIRs in connection with sexual harassment allegations complained by women wrestlers against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. This FIR came after the Supreme Court issued notices to the Delhi Police and others on a plea by seven women wrestlers seeking registration of an FIR against the WFI chief.
The wrestlers have demanded that the BJP MP to be removed from all the positions he holds. Brij Bhushan Singh today also told that he is ready to quit from his position but not as an accused. He further said that he is ready to face the investigation, adding that he has full faith in the judiciary. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi reached the protest site on Saturday morning and extended her support to the victims. Many political leaders also came out in support of the athletes
Indian Olympian Manu Bhaker also made a tweet in support of wrestlers. She made a recent tweet where she told; “I am deeply pained to see the situation of my fellow athletes (Wrestlers) who have made nation proud many times by winning medals and are now sitting on the roads to seek justice. I strongly stand with my fellow athletes and request for appropriate action on their complaints.”