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Wrestlers Protest: Wrestlers will send letters to BJP’s women MPs seeking support, Anurag Thakur asked wrestlers to have ‘faith in law and order’

The demonstration of wrestlers at Jantar Mantar is still going on. Top wrestlers of the country including Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the last 22 days. These wrestlers are demanding Brij Bhushan’s arrest for alleged sexual harassment of female wrestlers.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday asked the protesting wrestlers to end their protest and show faith in law and order, saying that the apex court has given its verdict and the Delhi Police is also recording statements in the case.

In a conversation with reporters on Sunday, the Union Sports Minister said, “The committee was formed and their concerns were also heard. An ad-hoc committee has been constituted by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to run the day-to-day functioning of the wrestling federation. Trials for athletes have also started.”

Wrestling players demand support from women MPs of BJP

Meanwhile, wrestling players sitting on strike against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh have now demanded support from women MPs of BJP. Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat lamented that not a single MP from the ruling party met wrestlers to “support us in this fight for the dignity of women”.

He said that the protesting wrestlers will give letters by hand or through e-mail to all the women MPs of the ruling party seeking their support in this fight. She said, ‘When he talks about the safety of women in the country, we are also his daughters and he should come forward and support us. We feel they will support us after getting the letter.

Protesting wrestlers on Sunday termed the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) decision to take over all activities of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) as the first step in their fight against former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

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