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‘PM Trying To Save His Party MP’: Cong Urges Modi To Break Silence On Wrestlers’ Protest

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‘PM Trying To Save His Party MP’: Cong Urges Modi To Break Silence On Wrestlers’ Protest

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interrupt his “silence” on sexual harassment allegations in opposition to BJP MP and WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, and accused him of attempting to save lots of his get together’s chief.

India’s high wrestlers, together with Vinesh Phogat, Olympic medallists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, are staging a sit-in at Jantar Mantar right here, demanding the arrest of Singh for allegedly sexually harassing seven ladies grapplers.

In a tweet in Hindi, Congress normal secretary Jairam Ramesh stated, “Sportspersons who’ve introduced laurels to the nation by successful medals have been demanding justice for greater than 4 months, however the prime minister is attempting to save lots of his MP.” He urged PM Modi to interrupt his silence on the difficulty.

Congress normal secretary Randeep Surjewala, who hails from Haryana, additionally visited the protest website and met the grapplers, expressing solidarity with their calls for.

Why does the Modi authorities not hear the cries of the daughters of the nation and their pleas for justice, Surjewala stated after assembly the wrestlers “I prolonged full assist to the daughters and famous wrestlers who’ve been protesting for the final 26 days at Jantar Mantar demanding justice for the atrocities dedicated in opposition to them. We’re with these daughters with our ideas, phrases and deeds on this wrestle,” Surjewala stated in a tweet in Hindi.

“My direct query to the prime minister is that the daughters who returned after successful medals, have been your loved ones members then. You did not maintain again in constructing your picture in the entire nation by making video calls to them from hundreds of miles away,” he stated.

Now they’re sitting a number of kilometres away out of your residence in dangerous climate for the final 26 days, Surjewala stated.

“Go away alone listening to them, you need to get their peaceable dharna eliminated by means of police excesses. As a substitute of taking motion in opposition to the accused, why have you ever stored silent on such a critical matter?” he stated.

“Modi ji, you give the slogan of ladies empowerment and Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao all around the nation. The fact of your slogan is seen at Jantar Mantar for 26 days,” he stated.

The Delhi Police final Friday knowledgeable a particular courtroom right here {that a} Particular Investigation Staff (SIT) has been constituted to probe the allegations of sexual harassment levelled by ladies wrestlers in opposition to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president.

The submission was made earlier than Extra Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Harjeet Singh Jaspal in response to the courtroom’s earlier order directing the police to file a standing report.

The Delhi Police has additionally recorded the assertion of Singh, in addition to the assertion of the WFI’s assistant secretary Vinod Tomar.

Final month, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs in opposition to Singh.

The primary FIR pertains to allegations levelled by a minor woman which has been registered beneath the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act together with related sections of the Indian Penal Code regarding outraging modesty. The second has been registered over complaints by adults pertaining to modesty outrage. 

(This report has been printed as a part of the auto-generated syndicate wire feed. Excpet for the headline, no enhancing has been finished within the physique by ABP Dwell.)


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