In response to Sakshi Malik and her husband, wrestler Satyawart Kadianon, who made a surprising declare in regards to the authorization for the sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar for the primary time in January, Commonwealth Video games gold medalist and BJP politician Babita Phogat struck out on Sunday. Their description by Babita as “a puppet within the fingers of the Congress” is spot on.
On Saturday, Olympic bronze medalists Malik and Kadianon accused two BJP politicians, Tirath Rana and Babita, of stealing their proper to arrange a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar in January. The 11-minute video was shared on Twitter two days after BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India’s head Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was charged with sexual harassment, assault, and stalking of six feminine wrestlers by the Delhi police.
Let me be fairly clear: our demonstration is just not pushed by politics. Kadian acknowledged, “We got here (to Jantar Mantar) in January, and permission was taken by two BJP leaders searching for police permission,” and he urged Malik to supply the letter requesting permission for the demonstration.
Babita and Rana wrote it, and so they’re each BJP members.
The Congress doesn’t help this motion. For the final decade to 12, nearly 90% of the wrestling group has been conscious of the harassment and intimidation.
Kadian, who competes within the heavyweight division, harassed that the group’s battle is with the WFI head, not the federal government. Malik mentioned that the silence lasted for a very long time as a result of the wrestling group was divided.
Don’t say such a factor that you must conceal after saying it, pricey buddy,” Babita mentioned in a prolonged response. I noticed the video of my sister and her husband yesterday, and it made me each unhappy and completely happy. To start, I have to state unequivocally that neither my signature nor my title was on the authorization type that Malik, the youthful sister, was displaying. No proof of permission was given, and it’s not even considerably my enterprise if it was.
I’ve been saying it from the start: have belief in our nation’s honorable Prime Minister and the authorized system. Ultimately, the reality will out. As a feminine athlete, I stand in solidarity with my male counterparts and have achieved so all through the nation’s protests. Nonetheless, I’ve by no means supported this trigger.
An answer might be discovered if the wrestlers meet with the prime minister or the house minister, as I’ve informed them repeatedly. Nonetheless, “they turned to Congress leaders like Priyanka Gandhi and Deepender Hooda, who’re themselves implicated in rape and different instances, for help.”
Babita additionally mentioned that the wrestlers’ protests on the day the brand new Parliament was sworn in had been damaging to the nation’s status and that they need to be punished by having their medals immersed within the Ganges.
The individuals are starting to know your objectives for the nation. The demonstration you staged on the day the brand new Parliament was sworn in and the risk to throw medals into the Ganges river introduced disgrace to the entire nation. The American folks now see that you’re nothing greater than a sock puppet for Congress. We should always not let our severe scenario stop us from having fun with a light-hearted ribbing of a powerful particular person.
Outgoing WFI president Brij Bhushan was accused of sexual harassment and intimidation by the nation’s finest wrestlers, together with Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia.
Earlier than the wrestlers had been faraway from Jantar Mantar on Could 28, they had been visited by a number of political leaders, together with Priyanka Gandhi of the Congress, Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, and Satya Pal Malik, a former governor of Jammu and Kashmir.