Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has urged the central government to come forward and provide justice to the daughters amid the wrestlers’ protests in the national capital.
India’s Olympic medallist wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia alongwith Vinesh Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat were detained by Delhi Police while attempting to march to the new Parliament building where the protesting wrestlers planned to stage a demonstration on Sunday. “Indian daughters, who have brought laurels to India’s name in world wrestling, are forced to agitate demanding action against the head of the Wrestling Federation of India for serious allegations of exploitation. The central government must come forward to provide justice to these daughters,” tweeted former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati.
विश्व कुश्ती में भारत का नाम रौशन करके गौरवपूर्ण स्थान पाने वाली भारतीय बेटियाँ कुश्ती फेडरेशन आफ इण्डिया के प्रमुख पर शोषण के गंभीर आरोपों के विरुद्ध कार्रवाई की माँग को लेकर आन्दोलन करने को मजबूर हैं। इन बेटियों को न्याय दिलाने के लिए केन्द्र सरकार को जरूर आगे आना चाहिए।
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) May 29, 2023
Earlier on Sunday, the protesting wrestlers who were trying to march towards the new Parliament from their site of protest at Jantar Mantar were stopped and detained by the security personnel in Delhi. Delhi Police earlier said that “unsocial elements” won’t be allowed to enter the national capital to ensure smooth conduct of the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building, said DCP, Sonipat East Gaurav Rajpurohit.