Wrestlers protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar are not ready to back down. there once again the wrestler Bajrang Punia Chief of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh Criticized a statement made regarding K’s medal. While the chairperson of the Delhi Women’s Commission Swati Maliwal also objected on Thursday.
In fact, during an interview, WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh had said that the wrestlers who are talking about returning the medals, should instead return their prize money. Because the medals will be sold for only 15 rupees.
15 years of hard work behind the medal
While retaliating on the WFI chief, wrestler Bajrang Punia tweeted in Hindi that the medal that this man is telling is worth Rs 15… we have 15 years of hard work to get it. People like you have not donated it, but have earned it for the country by shedding blood and sweat. Punia wrote that if Brij Bhushan Singh did not consider girls as toys and considered players as humans, he would not have said such a thing.
Wrestler ready to return medal
Apart from this, Punia had said on Wednesday that he is ready to return whatever medals he has won in India. He said that the Indian government did not give him the international medals, so he will keep them with himself. Along with this, Punia also said that if those people do not get justice, then they are ready to return the Arjuna and Khel Ratna awards. The multiple world championship medalist also said that the wrestlers are in touch with their international counterparts and may soon receive support from the larger sporting community.
The medal that this man is saying is worth ₹ 15, behind that medal is our 15 years of hard work. People like you did not give in charity, they have come here after shedding blood and sweat to win for the country. Had he considered girls as toys and players as human beings, he would not have talked like this. pic.twitter.com/CZyYuvgA75
— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) May 18, 2023
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Two pennies mentality: Maliwal
At the same time, Maliwal, Chairperson of Delhi Women’s Commission, also reacted sharply to Brij Bhushan’s statement. Such people who weigh the hard work of champions in coins are running the federation. That’s why today daughters have to sit on the road for justice. This medal is not of 15 rupees, this man has two pennies mentality! DCW chief tweeted in Hindi.
ready to sacrifice career
On the other hand, the protesting wrestlers said that they are ready to sacrifice their career in sports to get justice for women wrestlers. Addressing the media after visiting Rajghat in the evening along with Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Sangeeta Phogat and their supporters, Punia said they will not budge until Brij Bhushan is arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting women wrestlers. is not done, including a minor female wrestler.
Our fight for justice continues
Punia said that our fight for justice will continue. We are getting a lot of support from all over the country. The motto of the government is Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, so it should be kept in mind that these are the daughters of the country. Asked if the protests at Jantar Mantar for the last 26 days were hampering preparations for this year’s Asian Games, Bajrang said getting justice to the victims was his priority now. If daughters get justice, this is our biggest medal. We are ready to make sacrifices. The fight is for the good people in WFI and not for people like Brij Bhushan or his supporters who will continue to molest women wrestlers.