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Police Case In opposition to Wrestlers After They Tried To March To New Parliament

Police Case Against Wrestlers After They Tried To March To New Parliament

The case was filed hours after the protesters had been detained by the Delhi Police.

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police have filed circumstances in opposition to protesting wrestlers, accusing them of rioting, hours after visuals of its personnel manhandling Olympians and Commonwealth Video games champions within the nationwide capital shocked the nation. The wrestlers have been accused of rioting, illegal meeting and obstructing public servants from doing their responsibility. All wrestlers taking part within the protest, together with Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia, have been named within the case.

The case was filed hours after the protesters had been detained by the Delhi Police as they tried a protest march. Chaos had unfolded lower than two kilometres from the brand new parliament, because it was being inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Movies from the spot confirmed the champions being shoved, pushed, pinned all the way down to the bottom and dragged into buses — triggering outrage throughout the nation. The strain had escalated when the wrestlers, led by Vinesh Phogat and her cousin Sangeeta Phogat, tried to breach the safety barricades arrange by the police.

The athletes had deliberate a girls’s meeting close to the brand new parliament as a part of their protest in opposition to BJP MP and chief of the nation’s wrestling federation Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accusing him of sexually harassing a few of the high wrestlers.

The protesters, who’ve been tenting out at Jantar Mantar — Delhi’s designated protest website — for practically a month, have been demanding his elimination.

Earlier this month, the ace wrestlers alleged {that a} group of drunk Delhi Police personnel focused them once they wished to herald mattresses to sleep on a wet day. The policemen beat them up and abused the ladies wrestlers, that they had mentioned.

A number of grapplers had been hit on the pinnacle and two of them sustained accidents. One individual needed to be taken to the hospital.

The Delhi Police had denied any wrongdoing and mentioned no drive was used in opposition to the protesters. The police additionally claimed that 5 police personnel sustained accidents within the altercation.

Immediately’s occasions drew robust condemnation from the Opposition, which boycotted the ceremony at parliament, accusing the BJP-led authorities of insulting the President of India by having PM Modi inaugurate the constructing.

Congress’s Rahul Gandhi tweeted a video of the wrestlers’ detainment, captioning it, “The coronation is over – the ‘boastful king’ is crushing the voice of the general public on the streets!”.

“Strongly condemn the best way Delhi Police manhandled Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and different wrestlers. It is shameful our champions are handled on this method. Democracy lies in tolerance however autocratic forces thrive on intolerance and quelling of  dissent. I demand they be instantly launched by police. I stand by our wrestlers,” tweeted Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The Delhi Police, which had ramped up safety measures at Jantar Mantar, forward of right this moment’s protests, later cleared the location.

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