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#MeToo against Brij Bhushan: No more wrestlers' protest at Jantar Mantar, says Delhi Police
Wrestlers' Protest
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#MeToo against Brij Bhushan: No more wrestlers' protest at Jantar Mantar, says Delhi Police

| @indiablooms | 29 May 2023, 01:31 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi Police on Monday said the wrestlers, who were detained by the cops while they were marching towards the new Parliament building a day ago, won't be allowed to continue with their sit-in protest at the city's Jantar Mantar.

Deputy Commissioner of Police New Delhi tweeted in Hindi, "The dharna and demonstration of the wrestling wrestlers was going on smoothly at the notified place of Jantar Mantar. Yesterday, the protesters flouted the law in a frenzy despite all requests and requests. Hence the ongoing dharna has been called off."

"If the wrestlers apply for permission to stage a sit-in again in the future, they will be allowed at any of the suitable, notified places other than Jantar Mantar."

Wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, who have been protesting against Wrestling Federation of India chief and Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) MP Brij Bhushan Singh, accusing him of sexual harassment, were detained by Delhi Police on Sunday after they tried to march towards the new Parliament building.

A 'Mahila Samman Mahapanchayat' was planned at the venue.

The wrestlers were protesting at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital.

The protesting wrestlers were detained after they tried to breach the security cordon and march towards the new Parliament building.

Since Sunday morning, heavy police were deployed in and around Jantar Mantar in view of the 'Mahapanchayat' called by the wrestlers.

The police have reportedly removed makeshift tents which were set up by them at Jantar Mantar.

The crackdown on the wrestlers occurred barely two kilometers away from the new Parliament building which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Several opposition parties, including Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and Trinamool Congress, have attacked the ruling dispensation after the wrestlers were detained.

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