It is known that Women Wrestlers are fighting aggressively demanding the arrest of BJP MP and former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. He is facing allegations of sexual harassment. An FIR was filed against him at last with the orders of the court. However, his arrest is not happening.
The wrestlers intensified their protests in this regard and gave a call for a peaceful march for the newly constructed Parliament building on the 28th of this month. But they were stopped by the cops and were detained.
They were sent to various police stations in Delhi in police vans. BJP’s social media wing even morphed the pictures of women wrestlers laughing in the vans. These pictures were shared on social media. Women wrestlers are lashing out at this.
On top of this, the Police department also decided to not permit the women wrestlers to protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
Amid the ongoing developments, women wrestlers announced a shocking announcement on May 30. Saying that their medals became no use now, they said they would throw their medals in Haridwar’s Ganga river. Later they would sit for the hunger strike.
The women wrestlers said that everyone saw what happened on the 28th of May. They said that police acted ruthlessly against them when they were protesting peacefully and cases were filed against them.
Is women athletes asking for justice is wrong? We are feeling why we won medals for the country, they asked. Now the medals are of no use, they maintained.
Women wrestlers said that returning the medals is nothing sort of death, but it is very tough to live by killing self-respect. They expressed their dissatisfaction that Prime Minister is not listening to their issues.
They said that they would throw the medals they won for the country in the Ganga River in Haridwar. They called the medals their life and soul. That’s why they will sit for a strike. “There would be no reason to live after throwing them in the Ganga today. So, we will stage a hunger strike until death at India Gate after that,” the women wrestlers said.