Wresters Protest: Indian Wrestlers seeks help from International Counterparts to support Protest

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More than 22 days have passed with no clear resolution to the wrestlers’ protest, and according to reports in various media outlets, the protesting wrestlers have chosen to demonstrate outside Jantar Mantar and will be going to Connaught Place (CP) to speak with locals and ask for their support as they fight for justice.

“We will wait until May 21st, 2023, and then take significant action if the results don’t come in on those days,” said Indian Wrestlers protesting at Jantar Mantar.

The wrestlers are awaiting the decision before they choose to respond against WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

In order to speak out against the injustice being done to them, Indian wrestlers are protesting in this agitation and are looking for assistance from international Olympic medalists and wrestlers.

“We will make this protest global. We will approach Olympians and Olympic medallists in other countries. We will write to them asking them for their support,” Said Vineesh Phogat while talking to media at Jantar Mantar. 

She added that wrestlers are being stalked at the protest side and their protest are continuously targeted for no reasons. 

“We are being stalked. People make recording and click photos… and when we tell them (to stop), they do not listen. Some unknown people (women) also tried to sleep here (inside the tent put up by wrestlers),” Vinesh said.

“Women, whom we don’t know are being sent inside at night… things are being done, which we do not want should happen at the protest site… which bring a bad name and tarnish our fight for truth and justice.”

She added that reason behind moving the protest to other parts of Delhi as they believed at Jantar Mantar their protest has been restricted towards one corner and they need to pick this to other parts vividly.

“We are getting a feeling at Jantar Mantar that we are being restricted and pushed into a corner. So the more we agitate at other places and let the people elsewhere also know, the better.

“Today we have decided to go to Connaught Place and speak to the people there and seek their support in our fight for justice. We have set May 21 as the deadline (for action against Brij Bhushan). If no decision is taken, then we will take a big call on our agitation after that date,” Vinesh concluded. 
When questioned about the specifics of the legal action they have so far taken against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, she responded that the legal action is still pending and that we would keep you informed about it as soon as it is completed.