As indicated earlier in a statement on their official Twitter accounts, the Indian protesting wrestlers, including the likes of Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia have reached the banks of Haridwar to throw their medals in the river Ganga on May 30. But before performing the symbolic gesture in their fight for justice against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the President of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for allegedly harassing women wrestlers sexually during his time at the top job, the top Indian wrestlers broke down in front of everyone in Uttarakhand.
In the video posted on Twitter by a user, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik were seen crying sobbingly at the prospect of giving up their hard earned national and international medals, as Bajrang Punia was standing by, controlling the crowd around them. The tweet caption read, “Its sad how far our country and society has fallen. If Olympic and World championship winning athletes cant get justice for sexual harassment, what hope can ordinary women in our country have. WE STAND WITH OUR WRESTLERS.”
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Notably, in the statement released by all the three top Indian wrestlers earlier today, they talked about how Delhi Police detained and registered FIRs against them for peacefully protesting against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
“Meanwhile, the culprit (Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh) has been mocking us in open gatherings. He has been accepting the action committed against women’s wrestlers on TV to make them feel embarrassed, while turning their entire ordeal into a joke. He is also talking about getting the POCSO Act changed in the open,” the statement went on,” a revealing section of the statement tweeted out by Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia read.