The Delhi Police registers FIR against organizers of the protest rally after clashes erupted when they were marching towards the new Parliament building. The new Parliament building was inaugurated on May 28 and the protesting wrestlers alongwith farmer groups had organised a protest rally.
The organizers alongwith the wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia had planned to stage a demonstration against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The wrestlers had announced that they planned to hold a Mahila Samman Mahapanchayat in front of the new Parliament as part of their protest against Singh
The Delhi Police also removed the makeshift tents placed by the protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar.
In a video posted on her official Twitter account, Vinesh Phogat said “democracy is being murdered openly”. She added the nation will remember how “women who were demanding their rights were suppressed while the new Parliament was being inaugurated”.
Wrestler Sakshi Malik who has been protesting alongwith Phogat said in a tweet, "After we are released from police custody, we will again start our satyagraha back at Jantar Mantar. Now, there will be satyagraha of women wrestlers… not dictatorship".
As per the case details, the protestors have lodged FIR against Brij Bhushan Sharam Singh for alleged sexual harassment of wrestlers including that of a juvenile wrestler.
The police had also detained several farmer leaders in Haryana, including BKU Haryana chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni, in their houses who were going to march alongwith the wrestlers. All the detainees were released after a few hours.
As per police, over 150 protesters were detained from Jantar Mantar while 550 others, including students, activists, farmers and labour union leaders, were detained from different areas.