Protesting wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik reached Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur’s residence within the nationwide capital on Wednesday. Following a brand new proposal from the minister for a dialog on points introduced up by the previous throughout their month-long protest, he convened a gathering to handle their grievances.
The authorities is keen to have a dialogue with the wrestlers on their points.
I’ve as soon as once more invited the wrestlers for a similar.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) June 6, 2023
The grapplers put forth their 5 calls for earlier than the minister which included the appointment of a feminine president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). They sought the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the present head of the WFI and the exclusion of his relations from the organisation. They wished the WFI elections to be held ‘impartially.’ Additionally, they requested that the First Information Report (FIR) in opposition to wrestlers must be dropped for rioting in Delhi.
“We will discuss the proposal given by the government with our seniors and supporters. Only when everyone gives their consent that the proposal is fine, then will we agree. It won’t happen that we will agree to anything that the government says and end our protest,” Sakhi Malik knowledgeable earlier within the day.
Hours after accepting the invitation for a gathering within the late hours of the night time, they went to Anurag Thakur’s house in New Delhi. The assembly occurred after the wrestlers met Home Minister Amit Shah at his official residence on June 4. However, the wrestlers discovered the assembly ‘inconclusive.’
Following this, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malika, and Bajrang Punia joined their respective obligation in railways. However, Khap and farmer leaders had been incensed by this transfer.
This was the second assembly between the wrestlers and Anurag Thakur. The first one was in January when high wrestlers together with Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, and Vinesh Phogat met over dinner at his home in January following which they withdrew their protest after gaining assurances that the latter would take applicable measures relating to the matter.
However, they returned to Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on April 23 after their preliminary protest in January, to display in opposition to WFI head Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. They demand an investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment of feminine wrestlers by Bharatiya Janta Party MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh throughout his tenure because the president of the Wrestling Federation of India.
The Delhi Police has filed two FIRs and ten complaints in opposition to the politician relating to the case. The FIRs and complaints had been registered at Delhi’s Connaught Place police station. The complaints had been registered on April 21, and the FIRs had been filed on April 28.
According to the FIRs, he was charged with requesting sexual favours. Ten molestation accusations had been additionally introduced in opposition to him. The claims included specifics about his makes an attempt at inappropriate contact, which comprised of inserting his hand over the ladies’ chests and shifting it to the again, amongst different issues. The first of the 2 filed FIRs contained the assertions made by the wrestlers, whereas the second described complaints introduced by the father or mother of a juvenile.
As a part of its probe, the Delhi Police took testimonies from his associates and others who work at his Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, house, based on authorities on Tuesday. They added that the lady whose confession served as the inspiration for the POCSO Act has recorded a brand new assertion in accordance with part 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
In accordance with the officers, police are gathering proof in relation to the grievance introduced in opposition to him and can current a report in courtroom in consequence. There have apparently been over 125 individuals interviewed and their statements recorded, involving relations and associates from each side. He has reportedly additionally been interrogated twice.
In the meantime, the BJP chief has refuted all the prices and acknowledged that he has full confidence within the nation’s authorized and judicial programs.