Wrestlers march:Delhi Police on high alert, barricades up roads leading to new Parliament building

Wrestlers' march:The new Parliament building is blocked off by barricades, and Delhi Police is on high alert

Security has been stepped up in the nation’s capital prior to the protesting wrestlers’ march towards the new Parliament House.On Saturday protesting wrestlers said that they have decided to hold a women’s Maha Panchayat in front of the new Parliament building on Sunday.
Following this, Delhi Police have put up barricades near ITO road, the Tikri border and the Singhu border area as Khap Panchayat leaders and farmers are also likely to join the protesting wrestlers’ march.Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Saturday said that he is ready to face a narco test and urged the protesting wrestlers not to hold any kind of agitation near the new Parliament building, which will be inaugurated on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will dedicate to the nation the new Parliament building on Sunday.
“The country is getting a new Parliament building and it is a matter of pride. But I was saddened when I heard that wrestlers want to carry out their agitation near it. I urge these wrestlers that I am ready, ready for the narco test, ready for everything. But this (new Parliament inauguration) is a proud moment for us and they (wrestlers) should not create hurdles and world must not get any wrong message,” added Brij Bhushan.
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that the wrestlers have decided to hold a women’s Maha Panchayat in front of the new Parliament building on May 28.
“We have decided to hold a peaceful women’s Maha Panchayat in front of the new Parliament building on May 28,” she said.
“Police have closed New Delhi but we request everyone to attend Mahila Panchayat…we will suffer all the atrocities by Police without any violence,” she said.
Several ace grapplers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshee Mallik have been protesting at the Jantar Mantar accusing the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and demanding his arrest.
On May 19, the wrestlers marched from Jantar Mantar to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi on their 25th day of protest against Brij Bhushan
Grapplers including Punia, Sakshi, Vinesh and others joined the march demanding the arrest of the WFI chief charged with sexual harassment of athletes.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will form an ad-hoc committee to conduct the elections for the Executive Committee of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) within 45 days of its formation, to manage day-to-day affairs of the body, including the selection of athletes and making entries for the participation of players in international events, the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced earlier on April 24. This committee will continue to work in the interim until a new Executive Committee assumes over.Famous wrestlers organised a protest against the WFI president earlier this year, and as a result, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur announced the creation of a “oversight committee” to look into claims made against the WFI, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, and a few coaches. Vinod Tomar, the assistant secretary of the Indian Wrestling Federation, is also listed as a defendant in the FIR.
Opposition parties and farmer organisations have backed the effort, and many individuals have expressed worry about the alleged sexual harassment.

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