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New Delhi, May 29 – Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, who was reportedly booked for rioting and obstructing public servant in discharge of duty, while marching along with Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia to the new Parliament building, on Monday expressed disappointment over the FIR lodged against her and fellow wrestlers.
Taking to Twitter, Sakshi Malik slammed Delhi Police saying, saying it did not take “even seven hours” to register the case while it took “seven days” for Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to be booked.
“It took 7 days for Delhi Police to register an FIR against Brij Bhushan who sexually assaulted girls and it didn’t even take 7 hours to register an FIR against us for peacefully protesting. Has dictatorship started in this country? The whole world is watching how the government is treating its players,” she wrote.
It is also learnt that Section 144 is in place at Jantar Mantar. No protesters or outsiders are permitted to enter Jantar Mantar as police installed security barricades in and around the area.
After Jantar Mantar eviction, protest likely to shift to Delhi-Haryana border!
After Delhi Police cleared all signs of the wrestlers’ month-long protest, taking away all items that the grapplers have brought to Jantar Mantar to protest against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual misconduct allegations, sources told IANS that the stir may now be shift to the Delhi-Haryana border.
Earlier on Monday, the DCP New Delhi shared a tweet to further clear the air.
“The dharna of the wrestlers was going on smoothly at the Jantar Mantar. Yesterday, protesters violated the law despite all requests made to them. That is why, the ongoing sit-in protest has been made to conclude. If the wrestlers give an application for sit-in protest again in future, they will be permitted to do the same at a suitable place other than Jantar Mantar.”
The message was loud and clear that it will be difficult for wrestlers to come back to Jantar Mantar again. However, when contacted, the ace grapplers said that they are in talks with their ‘seniors’ and will share further plans soon.
Meanwhile, a source told IANS that the protest may shift to the Delhi borders like how farmers’ agitation was held.
“Now that farmers and Khaps are also involved in the protest, so wrestlers can’t make their own decisions. They will wait for their ‘bujurgs’ (seniors) to decide,” said a source.