The wrestlers, who previously mentioned the possibility of resuming their street protests against the WFI chief, revealed on Sunday that their fight against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will now be waged through a legal battle in the court.
“In this case, the wrestlers will continue until we get justice, but it (the fight) will be in court and not on the road. As promised, the election process has started regarding the WFI reform. We’ll watch for the government to keep its promises regarding the elections on July 11th.”
— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) June 25, 2023
Vinesh and Sakshi tweeted that they are taking a sabbatical from social media for a few days shortly after publishing the statement.
थोड़े दिन के लिये सोशल मीडिया से ब्रेक ले रही हूँ.. आप सबका धन्यवाद 🙏
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) June 25, 2023
The trio of Vinesh, Sakshi, and Bajrang lashed at Yogeshwar Dutt, on Saturday in a video address on social media. The BLP Politician criticized the IOA ad hoc panel’s decision for their exemption from Asian Games trials. The wrestlers stated in a nearly 40-minute speech that they will continue fighting Singh.
According to Vinesh,
“People are asking us why are we silent. The time (to suspend the protest) was till June 15. This fight will continue, whether it is on the mat or off the mat, but the fight for justice will continue.”
“Till Brij Bhushan is not put behind bars, he doesn’t pay for his sins, it will continue. We are waiting for a copy of the chargesheet. We will evaluate if it is strong enough for justice. Whether we will sit on the road or put our lives at stake, we will decide. That’s why we are silent. Our fight has not ended.”
Vinesh added that Dutt was chasing them because he had a personal interest in doing so. The wrestlers put a halt on the protests from May 28 until June 15 after receiving assurances. The Sports Minister assured that Brij Bhushan will face the charges against him.
The wrestlers were held by Delhi Police on May 28 for breaking law and order after 38 days of sitting on Jantar Mantar. They have received a lot of support from farmer leaders, khap panchayats, and other organizations.