Agitating wrestlers halt ‘tamasha’ to throw medals in Ganga, sets revised 5-day deadline

Haridwar: The ongoing agitation by the wrestlers, who don Indian colors and won many medals, interestingly put their threat to throw their medals into the waters of Holy Ganga, however, chose to hold back after the intervention of farmers’ leaders.

Their decision after a four-hour ‘drama’ on the banks of the Holy River, gives room for suspicion. It exposes the reasons behind their decision to continue to sit in at Jantar Mantar, till they were evicted during the inauguration of the New Parliament building. What surprises many is that the apex court has already directed the Delhi High Court to deal with the case and the latter had also set the date for hearing.  

Then, why the wrestlers are so rigid and going ahead with their agitation when the probe is on? What evidence do they have to prove that they were subject to sexual harassment by former WFI chief Brish Bhushan Sharan Singh? Is it not a fact that the Union Sports Ministry indeed has asked the WFI chief who also happens to be their MP from UP and formed a panel to run the day-to-day administration?

That being the case, the reasons best known the wrestlers wanted to continue their agitation, which now appears suspicious.

Interestingly, it was the farmer’s leader Tikait, who surfaced on the scene and snatched away the medals from the wrestlers here and directed them to hold and set fresh deadlines for the government. 

And, it was the same Tikait, who was at the forefront of the anti-farm laws agitation and responsible for the Delhi borders for close to six months. After the Shaheenbagh, CAA, and anti-farm laws agitation, now the anti-nationals seem to have chosen the former Olympians as pawns to destabilize the Narendra Modi government.  

Olympic medalist wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik along with Vinesh Phogat, who have accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and are demanding his arrest, reached Uttarakhand’s Haridwar to immerse their all medals including Olympic medals in the river Ganga on Tuesday evening, as a mark of their protest.

A sizable crowd is present as the wrestlers were seen huddled together to immerse their medals which they have achieved after much hard work.

Women wrestlers were sitting on the ground and were emotional.

Earlier, the wrestlers took to Twitter and shared a post about the chain of events that have unfolded in recent days and the way authorities handled the situation