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Final Up to date: Could 27, 2023, 20:35 IST
Jailed former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia mentioned in a word from Tihar jail Saturday he was baffled by the “silence” of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over wrestlers’ protest at Jantar Mantar and accused them of treating the grapplers as in the event that they “are from Pakistan”.
Within the word, shared by AAP minister Atishi on her Twitter deal with, Sisodia appealed to the prime minister to make sure justice for the wrestlers, who’ve accused BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment.
“What baffles me is the deafening silence of the BJP, the Central authorities, and even the prime minister himself, as if these girls are from Pakistan,” learn the letter written in Hindi.
It was solely after the intervention of the Supreme Court docket that FIRs had been lastly registered on this case, he mentioned.
Prime wrestlers together with Olympic medallists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat have been sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar since April 23, demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly “sexually harassing” seven girls grapplers, together with a minor.
“I’m certain all of us keep in mind the time when these wrestlers returned to India as proud medal-winners, and the prime minister posed for images and movies with these gifted athletes,” Sisodia mentioned.
He mentioned he questioned if no motion can be taken in opposition to Singh simply because he belonged to the ruling occasion.
As these “brave younger girls” depart behind their coaching and duties at dwelling to protest underneath the scorching solar and pouring rain, the prime minister stays “detached” to their plight, he alleged.
“How can our prime minister, who as soon as thought-about these ladies as his household, stay silent after they face sexual harassment? Is it just because the accused is a strong Member of Parliament from his occasion?” Sisodia requested.
He alleged that over the past eight years, the BJP-ruled Centre has been “stifling” the structure and utilizing its companies to “hinder” works of the Delhi authorities, and despatched its ministers to jail in “false” circumstances.
“You may proceed to ship your political adversaries to jail, you topic them to persecution, even hold them if you’d like…However I implore you to no less than present justice to those daughters who’ve introduced immense pleasure to India,” mentioned the letter.
The Delhi Police has filed two FIRs in opposition to Singh. Whereas the primary FIR pertains to allegations by the minor wrestler and has been registered underneath the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the second is said to outraging modesty.
Singh has rejected the allegations in opposition to him and expressed his willingness to endure narco evaluation and polygraph assessments offered the protesting wrestlers additionally undertake them.
(This story has not been edited by News18 workers and is printed from a syndicated information company feed – PTI)