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Instead of posting all wrestling protest update at wrestling forum, I think it will be good to post the information here!!!
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Khaps, women activists from Haryana to join wrestlers’ protest in Delhi today.

Balwant Nambardar, head of Phogat Khap, said the khaps of Haryana will reach Delhi in large numbers and stay with the wrestlers.

“We have supported our children and we have faith in them. They brought laurels to the nation by winning medals at the international podium. The wrestlers were forced to sit on a dharna. Seeing the seriousness of allegations, the WFI chief should tender his resignation and face the probe. We have high hopes from the Supreme Court,” he added.

Abhimanyu Kuhar, a leader of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, said they have called a meeting on Friday and will extend support to protesters.
“The wrestlers had supported us during the farm agitation and now, the farming community is standing in solidarity with them,” he added.
Hundreds of women activists, meanwhile, gathered in Rohtak and protested against the central government.

Former national player and activist Jagmati Sangwan said there is a need to bring provisions for women’s safety in sports.


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Now this has been totally politicized. So, the tribes will take their respective sides. Not good for wrestling but maybe not doing anything is worse too. So, don't know.
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We are not leaving the protest site, we don't have faith in Delhi Police: Protesting wrestlers.

Welcoming the filing of an FIR against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the group of protesting wrestlers led by Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, on Friday, said that they will continue with their sit-in at Jantar Mantar till the time the Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) sidelined president is not arrested and put behind bars by the Delhi Police.
The wrestlers upped the ante by demanding that not only Singh be arrested, but stripped of all official privileges, including terminating his Lok Sabha membership. Singh is an MP from Kaiserganj from Uttar Pradesh.
The development came after the Delhi Police on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will register an FIR against Singh by the end of the day in the complaint filed by the country's top female wrestlers alleging sexual harassment by the WFI chief.

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Vinesh Phogat, one of the many wrestlers who are protesting against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, said she was “pained” to see that many of her fellow sportspersons “don’t have the courage” to join in amid their ordeal. Phogat, along with Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, are at the forefront of the protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

“The entire country worships cricket but not even a single cricketer has spoken up. We aren’t saying that you speak in our favour, but at least put up a neutral message and say there should be justice for whichever party. This is what pains me… Be it cricketers, badminton players, athletics, boxing,” she was quoted as saying by Indian Express.


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Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday joined a growing chorus of voices in supporting wrestlers alleging sexual harassment by national federation chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, calling the athletes 'the pride of our nation' and demanding justice for them.

The Trinamool Congress national chairperson also called on the nation to join the protesting wrestlers and ensure 'the guilty (are) brought to book... irrespective of their political affiliation'; the last bit was a jab at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party because Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is a BJP Lok Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh's Kaiserganj constituency.


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Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik said, “We wanted action against Brij Bhushan. We are thankful to the apex court for ordering an FIR. But we don’t have faith in the Delhi Police. Let the FIR be registered and Bhushan be arrested, then only we will think about calling off our protest.”




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WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh said, "Every day they (wrestlers) are coming with their new demands. They demanded FIR, FIR was registered and now they are saying that I should be sent to jail and resign from all posts. I am MP because of people of my constituency and not because of Vinesh Phogat. Only one family and Akhara (are protesting) & 90% players of Haryana are with me."



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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra expressed solidarity with protesting wrestlers after meeting them at Jantar Mantar here on Saturday and called for the removal of WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment levelled by women grapplers.



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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met wrestlers protesting against the sports federation chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over alleged sexual harassment and asked people to support the country's top athletes in their protest.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/they-ma ... rs-3990710




This matter is now totally politicised. I think it has reached the dead end!!!!!! Nothing further is going to happen. Maybe these 3 wrestlers career also ends with these protest!!!!
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Ex-WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Singh Alleges Material Contradictions In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit


“Since there are material contradictions in the statements of the prosecution witnesses, that itself calls for discharge of the accused as the contradictions have the effect of taking the case away from the arena of grave suspicion, towards only mere suspicion,” the defence counsel said.

The argument was opposed by the public prosecutor, who said that the constitution of the Oversight Committee itself was not in accordance with law.

“There is no question of exoneration because no recommendations/ findings have been given by the said Committee,” the prosecutor said


The matter is listed for next hearing on October 30.



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Delhi Court To Pass Order On January 11 On Closure Report In POCSO Case Against Brij Bhushan Singh

Police had recommended dropping of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) case against the former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief but charged him with sexual harassment and stalking in a separate case lodged against him by six women wrestlers.

Police had recommended cancellation of the complaint involving the minor wrestler, saying "no corroborative evidence" was found. The POCSO Act provides for a minimum imprisonment of three years, depending on under which sections the crime has been registered.

The closure report notwithstanding, the court has to take a call on whether to accept it or direct further investigation. Singh has consistently denied the allegations.
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The WFI sexual harassment case involves accusations against the former WFI president, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, by women wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik. Singh denies the allegations.
The legal process is ongoing, with Delhi Police presenting arguments, and elections for WFI in December 2023 faced criticism. The case highlights the need for addressing harassment in sports, and ongoing legal proceedings will determine its outcome.
It's crucial to approach this topic with respect, avoiding assumptions, and relying on credible sources for information.

Key Points:

Accusations against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
Legal process ongoing; Delhi Police arguments completed.
Elections criticized for close associates of Singh being elected.
The issue emphasizes the need to address harassment in sports.
Respectful consideration and reliance on credible sources are crucial.
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