New Delhi: Wrestlers have been protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since April 23 demanding the arrest of association president Brijbhushan.
Disgruntled with government’s tepid response over the matter, wrestlers along with farmers and khap panchayats on Sunday, held a joint press conference and gave an ultimatum to the government that if Brijbhushan is not arrested within 15 days, then a big decision will be taken.
Earlier, farmers and khap panchayats gathered in support of the wrestlers protesting at Jantar Mantar. On this occasion, many BKU (Ugrahan) activists also extended their fulsome support to protesters. Police stopped some activists of the outfit from entering the national capital, following which they staged a protest at Delhi’s Tikri border.
Following this, the protesters broke barricades put up by the Delhi Police to check vehicles at the border.
However, they were later allowed to enter Delhi. Hundreds of farmers and women farmers from Punjab today arrived in the capital to take part in the wrestlers’ protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan.
The wrestlers’ struggle got a boost when farmer leaders Naresh Tikait and Rajesh Tikait reached Jantar Mantar along with their supporters. They demanded immediate action against Brij Bhushan.