The showdown between some of India’s top wrestlers and WFI President Brij Bhushan Charan Singh continues as the protest at Jantar Mantar enters Day 11, with both sides refusing to budge. The protesting wrestlers are set to join a rally on Wednesday organized by Students Federation of India (SFI) from Delhi University against Brij Bhushan.

Sources said that Olympian Bajrang Punia as a representative of the wrestlers will join the SFI rally at Delhi University.

Representatives of 360 villages in Delhi, including MLAs and advisors from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will also visit Jantar Mantar today to express their solidarity with the wrestlers who staged a protest, to demand the arrest of the wrestling federation chief on charges of sexual harassment.

On Wednesday, representatives of 360 villages, including councilors and MLAs, will visit Jantar Mantar at 11 am to support the protesting wrestlers. A strategy for the movement will also be worked out. The voices of these players will reach every village, said Gopal Rai, coordinator of the AAP’s Delhi unit.

Wrestlers vs. WFI

Wrestlers have been holding a sit-down since April 23 over allegations of sexual harassment against the BJP MP, who has completed 12 years as IFRC president and is ineligible to hold office.

The protesters are calling for criminal action against Singh for the alleged sexual harassment and intimidation of seven female wrestlers, including a minor.

The protesting wrestlers moved the Supreme Court seeking to register FIRs against the WFI chief, after which the Delhi Police filed two FIRs, including one under the POCSO Act, against the BJP MP.

Booked for alleged sexual exploitation, Singh vowed to fight the charges and alleged opposition parties were “teaching” the players. He claimed that the protesting wrestlers wanted to take over the AIFF and that only one family – the Phogats – was behind the objection.

However, this claim was answered by wrestler Bajrang Punia, who asserted that the protesters did not want to take control of the WFI.

“To be in the WFI, you have to be a member of a government association. We don’t want to control the WFI… His son (Brij Bhushan) is the president of the UP union, his son-in-law is the secretary. His son-in-law is also a member of a government association. And he’s accusing us of favoritism while it’s going on.” It is in his case.”

Subsequently, Brij Bhushan Charan Singh also targeted Punia and claimed that the “conspiracy” against him was hatched by Congress leader Dipinder Hooda and Punia.

“We have an audio recording to prove it and it will be handed over to the Delhi Police when the time comes,” he claimed.

Wrestlers miss another international event

Meanwhile, wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Makil, who are leading the wrestlers’ protest against the WFI president, have decided to withdraw from another international tournament after they refused to compete in a ranking wrestling event in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 1 June. for 4.

This is the third instance when the trio did not participate in the United World Wrestling (UWW) organized ranking series.

Non-protested wrestlers demand the resumption of the national camp

The national camp is closed and the controversy surrounding WFI President Brij Bhushan Charan Singh many non-protesting wrestlers on Tuesday demanded that SAI should reopen its positions to wrestlers as the lack of proper training is having a negative impact on their match preparations. Asian Games.

The men’s national camp for Romanian and Greek wrestlers is held at the Sports Authority of India Center in Bahalgarh (Sonepat) while the women’s camp is organized in Lucknow.

The country’s main wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, filed accusations of sexual harassment against the president of the Indian Wrestling Federation and resumed their protest at Jantar Mantar on 23 April.

The national camp closed on April 8, a day before the Asian Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, and has not yet resumed.

Over 300 wrestlers in 10 weight classes – senior, junior, apprentice and U15 – train at the SAI Center in Sonepat while the Lucknow Center accommodates over 100 wrestlers.

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