BKU's leaders and members have been detained by Delhi Police at several police stations.
"We respect the Supreme Court order, protest will continue. We have all options open, and will decide the future course of action after consulting seniors. SC order not a setback, top court did what it could in the matter," Protesting wrestlers said in Press Conference.
SC Rejects Wrestlers' Plea Requesting Court-Monitored Probe After Last Night Scuffle.
No police personnel found drunk; sufficient women personnel were on spot on Wednesday night, says Delhi Police.
Police is stopping the entry of farmers on the borders of Delhi. Farmer leaders had announced to support the agitating players in Jantar Mantar.
"Statement of minor complainant under section 161 crpc was recorded in the presence of woman constables in the office of the lawyer. Rest of statements were recorded on May 3. SG has stated that process of recording statement under section 164 before jurisdictional magistrate will begin shortly. The purpose of the plea was registration of FIR which is now registered. Apart from registration of FIR this court had passed some other directions to ensure security to complainants. Police has indicated that proper security has been provided to minor complainants and due security has been provided to others."
SG Tushar Mehta: last order was on security... there is something we have filed.. sum and substance is para 4.. proper security has been provided to minor complainant in civil clothes 24X7.. mobile number of personnel shared father of minor... we did individual assessment of all petitioners.. there are no threats.. but with respect to protest we have have agreed to give them security... three armed police personnel deployed in jantar mantar for the three who are stationed there... and they are round the clock and security is there for all the 6.
Adv Harish Salve appears for Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brijbhushan Sharan Singh: allegations being made against my client and he is not even a party. I will like to be heard also if directions are passed. FIR is fine.
CJI DY Chandrachud: the petition has been instituted by three petitioners all of whom who state that they represented India in reputed International wrestling events. Notice was issued on April 25, on April 28 this court was apprised by SG that since allegation implicate commission of cognizable offence.. a FIR was registered.
CJI: Statement of minor complainant under section 161 crpc was recorded in the presence of woman constables in the office of the lawyer. Rest of statements were recorded on May 3. SG has stated that process of recording statement under section 164 before jurisdictional magistrate will begin shortly. The purpose of the plea was registration of FIR which is now registered. Apart from registration of FIR this court had passed some other directions to ensure security to complainants. Police has indicated that proper security has been provided to minor complainants and due security has been provided to others.
CJI: Having regard to the ambit of the case before us, we close the proceedings now. For any other relief the petitioners may move the appropriate jurisdictional magisterial court or the High Court.
Proceedings in the matter has been closed as of now.
Sr Adv Hooda: I am sure as soon as case is over Delhi police will drag its feet. This should be monitored by a former judge of this court...
CJI: we have confined ourselves to the prayer and that is served and if you are aggrieved by magistrate court order you can approach Delhi HC.
"Such behaviour with the players of the country is shameful. 'Beti Bachao' is a farce. In reality, BJP has never shied from inflicting atrocities on daughters of India," — Rahul Gandhi
"Disrobing the honour of our daughters in this manner is utterly shameful. India stands by its daughters and I as a human being definitely stand by our wrestlers. Law is one for all. 'Law of the ruler' cant hijack the dignity of these fighters. You can assault them but can’t break their spirit. The fight is right and the fight will continue. Don’t dare to hurt our wrestlers, the nation is watching their tears and the nation won’t forgive you. I urge our wrestlers to stay strong, I share all my strength with them," - Mamata Banerjee, CM West Bengal in support of protesting wrestlers.
"The women sitting on dharna on the roads are the pride and honor of the country. I am the chairperson of the Delhi Women's Commission, I hold a constitutional post, and yet I am made to wait for hours at the police station. I am subjected to misbehavior and violence by the Delhi police, and the goon Brj Bhushan Sharan, who is sitting comfortably in an AC room" - Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of the Delhi Women's Commission...from Jantar Mantar.
Azad Samaj Party's National President and Bhim Army Chief Advocate Chandrashekhar Azad will arrive at Jantar Mantar in Delhi at 2:30 pm to talk to the wrestlers.
RLD Chief Jayant Chaudhary Reaches Jantar Mantar To Support Wrestlers.
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Protesting wrestlers are alleging that some delhi police officers were drunk last night and they have manhandled the female as well as male wrestlers. While addressing the media they also said that they don't feel safe around police anymore.
Farmer leaders and members from Sanyukt Kisan Morcha and other farmer organization have gathered at the main protest site of wrestlers protest. They have staged a protest with the wrestlers and have been raising slogans, "Delhi Police Sharam Karro (Delhi Police Have shame)"
An anonymous letter has been taking rounds of social media. People are claiming it's from the protesting wrestlers to Home Minister Amit Shah, but in the press conference Vinesh Phogat quashed such rumours saying no letter has been written from their side.
Vinesh Phogat while addressing the press said an anonymous person was spotted last night at the protest camp, when Vinesh confronted the person he ran away. Wrestlers are alleging that he could have links with BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
Bajranj Punia said while addressing the media that they will return their medals.
Centre for struggling women (CSW) will be joining in solidarity with the protesting wrestlers today at 11 AM. Bajrang Punia gave a statement while addressing the media saying, "there's complete dictatorship going on in this country."
Plenty of supporters in support of the wrestlers protest coming from different backgrounds are being stopped at barricading put at Jantar Mantar, police is not allowing any of them to cross even a single barricading.
The media has been barred from entering the protest site since this morning. After the dispute in the night, the strictness of the police has increased.
Bhartiye Kisan Union members have been stopped at Gazipur Border. They were reaching out to join the wrestlers protest and to stand in solidarity with them.
On Friday late night at around 10:30 pm, a scuffle broke out between protesting wrestlers and the Delhi Police at Jantar Mantar. The wrestlers alleged that their mattresses got wet in the rain and they were arranging folding beds to be brought into the protest site. However, the Delhi Police denied their request and stopped the folding beds from being brought inside, which led to a scuffle between the two parties.
The wrestlers sustained injuries in the scuffle. They alleged that they were manhandled and beaten up by the Delhi Police, with female wrestlers alleging harassment by the police. The protest site, Jantar Mantar, witnessed several developments following the night of scuffle, as many political leaders tried to enter the site.
Initially, the police denied entry to the press, citing that section 144 was imposed. At a later stage, they partially allowed the media to enter. A wrestler named Rahul Yadav was unconscious for about two hours following the tussle, after which the Delhi Police called an ambulance and took him to RML Hospital. Another injured in the matter is Vinesh Phogat’s brother, Dushyant Phogat, both of whom sustained serious injuries. The protesting wrestlers are terrified by the kind of behavior they have encountered.
After the news broke out at midnight, several politicians, including Congress Rajya Sabha MP Deependra Singh Hooda and Saurabh Bharadwaj, tried to enter the protest site but were detained by the police on the spot. The Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women also arrived at the protest site but, despite several attempts to enter, was also detained by the police.
The wrestlers described their trauma during a late-night press conference and urged the entire nation to join them at Jantar Mantar. A wrestler from India,Bajrang Punia delivered a significant statement, stating that "we will give the Indian government our medals in exchange. We do not want these medals if such behavior continues even after bringing honors to our nation. This dharna has been a target of the Delhi Police and Brij Bhushan's men from the beginning. The terms "casteism" and "regionalism" are used occasionally."
The wrestlers have been protesting for the 11th consecutive day over the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The current issue is related to the abuse, pushing and shoving of women wrestlers by a police personnel. Heavy police forces have been deployed in and around the protest site.
Bhim Army Chief, Chandrashekhar Azad, said that the lathicharge by the Delhi Police on the daughters who have won many medals for the country and are fighting for justice peacefully at Jantar Mantar in Delhi is a very cowardly and shameful act.
MP Sanjay Singh tweeted, "Modi ji, Vinesh, whom you called the daughter of your family, your police are abusing her as a sister. Are you ashamed Modi ji?"
Meanwhile, the Congress tweeted, "These are the daughters of our country, who have brought us many medals. Today, Home Minister Amit Shah's police is misbehaving with them. Their only crime is that they are raising their voice against exploitation. Modi ji, why are you doing such injustice?"
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait also took to Twitter and wrote, "The misbehavior of Delhi Police towards the wrestlers' strike will not be tolerated. The central government should take immediate notice. The whole country is with the wrestlers in this fight for justice."
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