The protesting wrestlers were manhandled by Delhi Police during their agitation. Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia are among the major wrestlers, who are pushing for the arrest of of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for sexually assaulting the women wrestlers.
The wrestlers were detained and their site was demolished at Jantar Mantar. They have now threatened to dump their medals into the holy river, Ganga. The 1983 World Cup winning players have urged them to not to take such a decision and urged the authorities to take action.
“We are distressed and disturbed at the unseemly visuals of our champion wrestlers being manhandled. We are also most concerned that they are thinking of dumping their hard-earned medals into the river Ganga. Those medals have involved years of effort, sacrifice, determination, and grit and are not only their own but the nation’s pride and joy. We urge them not to take any hasty decision in this matter and also fervently hope that their grievances are heard and resolved quickly. Let the law of the land prevail,” the team said as per the ANI Twitter handle.