Wrestlers halt plan to immerse medals in Ganga, give 5 day time to Govt

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With the intervention of the senior leader Naresh Tikat on Tuesday, the protesting wrestlers allegedly postponed their plan to immerse medals in Ganga. Moreover, the wrestlers gave five days time to the government to seek out the issue.

The protesting wrestlers gathered at Haridwar in Uttarakhand to immerse their medals in the river Ganga to mark their protest against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh over sexual allegations.

Tikait took the wrestlers’ medals and requested a five-day time from them.

According to NDTV, Delhi police detained the protesters as they attempted to march to the new parliament. Visuals of champions Vinesh Phogat and her cousin Sangeeta Phogat being assaulted and pinned to the ground by police sparked fury across the country.

“These medals are our lives, our souls. There would be no reason to live after immersing them in the Ganga today. So, we will start a hunger strike until death at India Gate after that,” the wrestlers stated in a statement Tuesday.

Indian Wrestlers halt plan to immerse:

Protesting wrestlers have halted their plan to immerse their medals in Ganga river today, RVCJ tweeted.

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