The rift between the Indian wrestlers and World Federation of India (WFI) refuses to be resolved any time soon as the Indian wrestlers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and Sakshi Malik gather again at Jantar Mantar to restart their protests against the WFI. The top Indian wrestlers have gathered at Jantar Mantar, three months after they called off their initial protests after they were given assurance from the Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur. The wrestlers had protested at the Jantar Mantar in January with a demand to remove Brij Bhushan from the head office as the Chief was accused of sexual harassment.
While heading to Jantar Mantar, Bajrang Punia said, "We have just one issue. The reason for the protest is that nothing has been done so far.. we are here to save wrestling.” On being asked if there has been any police complaint filed, he said, “Yes, absolutely - at Cannaught Palace Police Station.”
As per several reports, several female wrestlers have filed complaints against the WFI officials at the Connaught Palace Police Station, to which Bajrang Punia has also given his confirmation. Following their protests in January 2023, the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Announced the formation of an ‘oversight committee’ to probe allegations against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief and other coaches.