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Indian wrestlers who are protesting at Jantar Mantar in the national capital city have marked May 11 as ‘Black Day’ as a mark of protest against the ‘slow pace of investigation’ against the Wrestling Federation of India Chief. The wrestlers have been protesting against the WFI Chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for the alleged sexual harassment of seven female wrestlers, including one minor. 

May 11 marks the 19th day of the wrestlers protesting in the national capital demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan. On Wednesday, they addressed the press and declared May 11, Thursday, as ‘Black Day’. Not only this, but Commonwealth gold medalist Vinesh Phogat along with Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik have taken it to their social media urging their supporters to wear black bands on their arms and heads from 10 am to 2 pm.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist posted a video where the wrestlers and their supporters could be seen wearing black bands. He captioned the video, “Black Day start 10am-2pm 🔙⚫️◾️ #istandwithmychampions #wrestlersprotest #wewantjustice”

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Earlier on Wednesday, the 2016 Rio Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik challenged the BJP MP to undergo a lie detector narco test to prove his innocence. Challenging the WFI President, she said that Brij Bhushan and the seven female wrestlers should undergo the lie-detecting test, and whoever is found guilty should be hanged.