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Writers, Athletes, Civil Societies From Bengaluru Stand In Support Of The Wrestlers | Wrestler’s Protest

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Historians, sports people and Arjun Award winners gathered at the freedom park in Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru to show their solidarity with the wrestlers protesting in Delhi. Swimmer Nisha Millet and athlete Reeth Abraham were joined by historian and author Ramchandra Guha, Amandeep Sandhu, and Sharda Ugra in demanding justice for the wrestlers.

Besides the sports people, 18 civil society organisations also expressed their solidarity with the wrestlers who have been protesting in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar for over a month against the President of the Wrestling Federation of India.

Wrestlers' protest: Sportspersons, writers, civil society organisations  express solidarity in Bengaluru - The Hindu

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“We take a stand on behalf of the wrestlers who brought glory to the country and support them in demanding justice for the victims. This should not happen to any girl, leave alone sportswomen. The minute we throw out politicians, everything will become alright” said Reeth Abraham in a report to The Hindu

“Sports federations are seeing politicians join the ranks. If they do decideto join such organisations, it should be for the benefit of the sport and athletes and not to kill their spirit,” said Abraham to the Times Of India.

Teesta Setalvad on Twitter: "Protest successful in Bengaluru! Reeth Abraham  (Arjuna Award Winner, Athlete), Nisha Millet (Swimmer, Arjuna Award  Winner), Sharda Urgha (Cricker Sports Writer) #JailForCitizens  #NewParliamentBuilding #WrestlerProtest ...

Credits – Twitter

The protestors held placards that read ‘Beti Bachao, Brij Bushan Hatao’, ‘Justice for those who made India proud’, etc. All of them demanded strong action against the BJP MP who has been accused of sexual harassment and professional intimidation.

They demanded that the findings of the inquiry conducted into the allegations made by the wrestlers a few months ago, be made public.

Writer and Historian Ram Guha lashed out at the government calling it a “paranoid, fearful, and insecure government”. “It has dismantled and arrested the athletes with arrogance and its MPs are left scot free.” said Guha.

Wrestlers seek to expand support base, protest completes 32 days -  Hindustan Times

The protest in Delhi intensified after face off between the wrestlers and the police

BengaA release after the protest stated that a resolution was passed and signed by 103 people. It will also be put up online to continue the signature campaign.

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