Speaking at the central government over the continued protests of the wrestlers demanding the arrest and dismissal of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday that he wasn’t even concerned about the plight of the female wrestlers.
Speaking at a public event in Pali in Rajasthan on Saturday, CM Gehlot said: “The wrestlers are protesting in Delhi, but it seems that the government is not even concerned about their plight. An FIR was registered under the direction of the Supreme Court. In Rajasthan , we’ve made it mandatory to file an FIR (in the event of an allegation of sexual harassment or abuse).
Earlier, on Friday, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesman Rakesh Tikait warned the central government that if the WFI chief is not arrested by June 9, they will hold panchayats across the country in support of the wrestlers .
Rakesh Tikait, who attended a Khap panchayat to show his solidarity with the protesting wrestlers, said that if the demands are not met within the given time, they will instead march to Jantar Mantra in the national capital.
“We passed a resolution that the central government should deal with the grievances of wrestlers and he (Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh) should be arrested. Otherwise, on June 9, we will go to Jantar Mantar, Delhi with wrestlers and hold panchayats across the country ‘ said Rakesh Tikait.
The Khap leaders said that if they are not allowed to sit in Jantar Mantar on June 9, they will launch a movement.
On Tuesday, Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, and Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat, along with their supporters, went to Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar to immerse their medals in the Ganges.
However, Farmer leader Naresh Tikait urged them not to take the drastic step, after which the wrestlers decided not to throw their medals into the river.
After holding talks with the farmer leader, the wrestlers gave a 5-day ultimatum to the government to act against the WFI chief.
Delhi Police had previously filed two FIRs against Brij Bhushan Singh.
While the first FIR pertains to allegations made by an underage wrestler and is registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, the second pertains to outrageous modesty.
Singh, who has denied the allegations against him, claimed on Thursday that the protesting wrestlers are constantly changing their “demands and language”, adding that he still stands by his statement that he will hang himself if any of the allegations against him come true. proven. to be honest.
“…First they (protesting wrestlers) came up with another demand and later changed it to something else. They are constantly changing their demands and language. I had said that if even one case is proven against me, I will hang myself. I stand by my statement,” Brij Bhushan told media people in Gonda.
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