Sakshi Malik, the Indian wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has requested students from schools and colleges to come out in big numbers at Jantar Mantar to raise their voices for wrestlers' protest against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, for alleged sexual harassment.
In a video message on Twitter, Sakshi Malik appealed to the students to come out in large numbers and support the Wrestlers' Protest. She believes that the students of schools and colleges can play a crucial role in the protest and help bring about a change. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi visited Jantar Mantar on Saturday. Before that, Delhi Education Minister Atishi reached there on Friday evening to extend her support to the wrestlers.
As crowds of supporters continue to swell daily at Jantar Mantar, the wrestlers themselves prefer to stay in the back of their makeshift tarpaulin shelter, away as much as possible from the nonstop scrutiny of the cameras lined up just outside the police barricade. They give a press conference once a day and try to meet and greet well-wishers as much as they can. But generally keep a low profile, if such a thing were even possible in this situation. The media is not allowed inside their barricaded enclosure.
The government has shown no signs of relenting. The wrestlers have refused to back down from their demand for the repeal. The protests have been going on for a long now. And the wrestlers have been braving extreme weather conditions, mosquitoes for the last four nights to make their voices heard. They eat and sleep There. But they have decided that wrestlers will sit there till they get justice.
The students' support can bring a new energy and enthusiasm to the wrestlers' protest. Their involvement can also send a strong message to the government. They can use their social media platforms to spread awareness about the wrestlers' cause and encourage their peers to join the protests. They can also organize rallies and marches in their schools and colleges to show their solidarity with the wrestlers.