The ongoing controversy regarding the Indian Wrestling Association took a new turn on Wednesday. Till now, protests have started only against Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, who have been protesting and have returned their honour. On Wednesday, hundreds of wrestlers gathered at Jantar Mantar and protested against these three.
These people also had banners in their hands on which slogans were written. In one of these it was written – Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat have ruined the country’s wrestling. These junior wrestlers have come from UP, Haryana and Delhi by buses.
Police say that there was no prior information about the demonstration of these people. Among these agitating junior wrestlers, there are 300 people from Chhaprauli of Baghpat. Apart from this, some people have also come from Virendra Wrestling Academy of Narela. Not only this, these people say that some more wrestlers are coming here now. These people decided to protest at Jantar Mantar itself, where Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat were standing for more than a month. After reaching Jantar Mantar, these people also raised slogans against the three senior wrestlers.
The three famous wrestlers had protested against former wrestling federation president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Not only this, after the ouster of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, when new Sangh elections were held, his close associate Sanjay Singh also won. All three wrestlers got angry at this also. The anger among these wrestlers was such that they even returned their honours. Now junior wrestlers have come out against him. These juniors say that due to the movement their events are not taking place and the sport of wrestling is being ruined in India.
Meanwhile, Sakshi Malik has alleged that Brijbhushan Sharan Singh’s goons have become active. He said that my mother is receiving threats on the phone. Sakshi Malik said, ‘It is the responsibility of the government to protect us. We know Brij Bhushan is impressive. But it was not expected that he would announce the Nationals sitting at his home without talking to anyone. Now we are being accused of ruining the careers of junior people. We have retired from wrestling. We do not want the careers of juniors to be ruined because of us.