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Wrestlers protest Mahapanchayat: ‘Decision will be made after tomorrow’s meeting in Haryana’: Rakesh Tikait

Wrestlers protest Mahapanchayat: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday Said the final call on the matter of wrestlers’ protest will be taken at a meeting in Haryana in Haryana tomorrow. The farmers and the khaps of Haryana have been extending their support to wrestlers which is why the strategy will be made after meeting with […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: Jun 1, 2023 19:28 IST
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Wrestlers protest Mahapanchayat: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday Said the final call on the matter of wrestlers’ protest will be taken at a meeting in Haryana in Haryana tomorrow.

The farmers and the khaps of Haryana have been extending their support to wrestlers which is why the strategy will be made after meeting with them, said Tikait

He said, “We will leave no stone unturned and will go to the president if needed, we are with you and, you don’t have to worry.”

Taking on the Union government and BJP, Rakesh Tikait mentioned how they tried to break Lalu Yadav’s and Mulayam’s family.

“We all need to understand what the union government is doing. They broke Lalu Yadav’s family in Bihar. see what they have done with Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family. the same kind of thing happening in Rajasthan too,” told Rakesh Tikait to farmers attending the meeting.

Wretlers don’t know how to do ‘Andolan’?

Talking to News 24, Rakesh Tikait said we will stand behind protesting wrestlers as they do not know how to do protest ‘Andolan’.

Earlier, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader and brother of Rakesh Tikait, Naresh Tikait took away the medals from the wrestlers who reached Haridwar to immerse them in river Ganga on Tuesday. Tikait sought time of five days.

Ace wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshee Malikkh and others reached Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar to immerse their medals stating that returning the medals feels like dying.

However, the letter stated that keeping the medals will feel like compromising with our self respect. “How shall we live like that?” asked the wrstlers.

The wrestlers said we found river Ganga the pure place to put our medals in as we could not find a suitable person to return these medals to. They said that the medals could not be given back to President Draupadi Murmu or Prime Minister Narendra Modi as none of them took stock of what happened on May 28.

On May 28, the grapplers were dragged, manhandled and detained when they tried to march to new Parliament building, where the inauguration ceremony was going on.

“Has women wrestlers committed a crime by asking justice for all the sexual harassment meted out to them?” asked the wrestlers who have accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexually abusing female coaches and athletes.

Also Read: Farmer leader Naresh Tikait takes medals form wrestlers, seeks five-day time

First published on: Jun 01, 2023 04:56 PM IST

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