In this regard, the 1983 world cup badge cricketers including Kapil Dev, sunil gavaskar and others issued a joint statement saying, “We are heartbroken to see the inhumane treatment of our champion wrestlers. We were concerned to learn about their struggle to lift their hard-won medals into the Ganges. Those medals associated with years of effort, sacrifice, determination and hard work do not belong to them alone but are the pride and joy of the country.
We request players not to take any hasty decision in this matter. And we hope that their grievances are heard and resolved soon. Let the law of the country prevail".
Allegation and protest: Alleged sexual harassment of indian Wrestling Federation president and bjp mp Brij bhushan Charan Singh. Olympic medalist wrestlers sakshi Malik, Vineshpoghat and wrestler Bajrang Punia have been protesting since april 23 demanding his arrest. They tried to march towards the new parliament on the 28th. The police arrested them. All the tents put up for protest at Jandar Mantar in delhi were removed.
Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia said on twitter that they will throw their medals into the Ganges. They came to Haridwar on monday evening to throw their medals into the Ganges. They went to the banks of the ganga in tears and were pacified by the local people and the farmers association. The wrestlers then stopped the decision to throw the medals into the Ganges. It is noteworthy that they imposed a 5-day grace period for the central government to take action against the president of the wrestling federation.