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Business News/ News / India/  Delhi Capitals Chairman Parth Jindal backs wrestlers' protest, says ‘no one should mistreat them'

Delhi Capitals Chairman Parth Jindal backs wrestlers' protest, says ‘no one should mistreat them'

Parth Jindal took to Twitter and wrote that these champions deserve respect and have the right to protest.

Delhi Capital's Rishab Pant with team owner Parth Jindal
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Delhi Capital's Rishab Pant with team owner Parth Jindal (DC Twitter)

Delhi Capitals Chairman and JSW Group Scion Parth Jindal has defended the protesting wrestlers who were detained by the Delhi Police on Sunday. 

"These are our champions - they have worn the tricolour with pride and we have heard Jana Gana Mana on foreign soil because of them - no matter what their issues are and how they are being investigated they have a right to protest and no one and I mean no one should mistreat them - they deserve respect - really pains me to see how our wrestlers are being handled," Jindal tweeted.

Yesterday chaotic scenes were witnessed at the protest sites in Jantar Mantar in New Delhi as protesters and police personnel shoved and pushed each other when Vinesh Phogat, Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and others tried to breach the barricades.

Unprecedented scenes of police dragging the Olympic and world championships medal-winning players were witnessed when the wrestlers and their supporters breached the security cordon ahead of their march towards the new Parliament building for the planned women's 'Mahapanchayat'.

The Delhi Police filed an FIR against them for violation of law and order.

The wrestlers did not have permission to move towards the new Parliament building, hours after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and when they were stopped by police, an ugly scuffle broke out.

While Bajrang Punia was detained at a police station near Mayur Vihar, Sakshi Malik was kept in Burari. Vinesh and Sangeeta were taken to Kalkaji before being released.

After the wrestlers were pushed into buses, the police officers began clearing the protest site by removing the cots, mattresses, coolers, fans, and the tarpaulin ceiling along with other belongings of the grapplers.

The police released the wrestlers in the evening and pressed charges of rioting.

The Delhi Police said it will not allow the wrestlers back into the protest site.

The wrestlers had been protesting at Jantar Mantar since April 23 against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh demanding his arrest for alleged sexual harassment of several women grapplers, including a minor.

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Updated: 29 May 2023, 02:24 PM IST
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