Wrestlers’ Protest: Farmers Set June 9 Deadline For Arrest Of WFI Chief Brij Bhushan

New Delhi: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who held a farmers’ protest at Delhi borders against three farm acts, has given an ultimatum to the Central government to take action against the outgoing wrestling body chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment complaints.

Rakesh Tikait said that if outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan is not arrested by June 9, farmers will hold a larger protest along with the wrestlers.

“If we aren’t allowed to sit at Jantar Mantar on June 9 then there will be an announcement of Andolan,” announces Khap leaders after meeting in support of wrestlers Central govt has time till June 9.

“We will not compromise on anything less than the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. If this does not happen, we will go to Jantar Mantar on June 9 and hold panchayats across the nation. Cases against wrestlers should be withdrawn and the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh must happen,” said farmer leader Rakesh Tikait.

Two FIRs have been registered by Delhi Police against outgoing WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh based on complaints of six adult wrestlers and father of a minor narrating several alleged instances of sexual harassment, inappropriate touching, groping, stalking, and intimidation by him at different times and places including in foreign countries, over a decade.

The 1983 World Cup winning squad on Friday come forward in support and urged the wrestlers to not take any hasty decision. Speaking of the incident on May 28 when protesting wrestlers were manhandled and detained by the Delhi police, the world cup-winning team expressed their distress and disturbance at witnessing the champion wrestlers being mistreated.

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