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Clash of Wrestlers and Authorities at Jantar Mantar Sparks Political Uproar

In a dramatic turn of events, India's prominent wrestlers and athletes clashed with Delhi Police outside Jantar Mantar, amplifying their month-long protest demanding the resignation of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The clash, which occurred on the same day as the inauguration of the new Parliament building, has now ignited a wave of political controversy.

Led by decorated wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, the protesting athletes have accused Brij Bhushan of sexually assaulting multiple female wrestlers during his tenure. Their persistent demands for his immediate arrest and resignation have intensified the ongoing turmoil within the wrestling community.



Brij Bhushan, also an MP from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), vehemently denies all allegations leveled against him and has expressed his willingness to undergo a narco test to establish his innocence.

The protesters, including Olympic and Commonwealth medalists such as Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat, have been staging a sit-in for over a month, emphasizing their dissatisfaction with the handling of the allegations against Brij Bhushan.

As the controversy unfolds, the clash between the protesting wrestlers and the Delhi Police garnered significant attention. In a bold move, the wrestlers attempted to march towards the newly inaugurated Parliament building, but were met with heavy security deployed in central Delhi. Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia were both detained by the police, resulting in visuals of their forceful removal and intervention circulating widely on social media platforms. The incident sparked outrage among supporters of the protesting wrestlers.

Accusing the central government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of favoring their party's MP, the wrestlers contend that a thorough investigation into the charges against Brij Bhushan has not been conducted. The perceived lack of diligence in addressing the allegations has further fueled their frustration.

The clash at Jantar Mantar has escalated the wrestling community's protest, attracting attention not only for their demand for justice but also for the timing of the clash coinciding with the new Parliament building's inauguration. This juxtaposition has injected a political dimension into the ongoing controversy, prompting widespread debates and discussions.

As the situation unfolds, the wrestling community's determination remains steadfast, with their voices growing louder in demanding accountability, justice, and a resolution to the alleged misconduct within the Wrestling Federation of India.

Disclaimer: The above article is based on the available information at the time of writing and may be subject to further developments and clarifications.

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