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Published on May 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Sakshi Malik spearheaded a candlelight march Tuesday to mark a month of their protest against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh.

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Top wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia with supporters during their candlelight protest march, at India Gate, in New Delhi Tuesday.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Top wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia with supporters during their candlelight protest march, at India Gate, in New Delhi Tuesday.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

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The candlelight march was organised to mark a month of the sit-in protest, in which nearly 1,000 protestors demanded the resignation and arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

The candlelight march was organised to mark a month of the sit-in protest, in which nearly 1,000 protestors demanded the resignation and arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.(AFP)

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Singh, a Lok Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh from the Bharatiya Janata Party, is facing accusations of sexually harassing seven athletes including a minor. Two FIRs have been registered against him in the matter.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Singh, a Lok Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh from the Bharatiya Janata Party, is facing accusations of sexually harassing seven athletes including a minor. Two FIRs have been registered against him in the matter.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

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Earlier today, Olympic medalist Punia sought public support for their protest and urged people to participate in their march. In a 30 second video uploaded on Twitter, Punia also said that those who cannot physically attend the march, must light candles at homes and share videos of the same on social media to extend their support to the protesting wrestlers.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Earlier today, Olympic medalist Punia sought public support for their protest and urged people to participate in their march. In a 30 second video uploaded on Twitter, Punia also said that those who cannot physically attend the march, must light candles at homes and share videos of the same on social media to extend their support to the protesting wrestlers.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

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The march comes two days after the 15-day ultimatum given by the wrestlers to arrest Singh ended on Sunday. The deadline was set by the agitating wrestlers to announce a ‘big decision’ to decide the further course of their stir, if any action is not taken against Singh. This followed their announcement to hold a ‘mahila mahapanchayat’ outside the new parliament building next Sunday.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

The march comes two days after the 15-day ultimatum given by the wrestlers to arrest Singh ended on Sunday. The deadline was set by the agitating wrestlers to announce a ‘big decision’ to decide the further course of their stir, if any action is not taken against Singh. This followed their announcement to hold a ‘mahila mahapanchayat’ outside the new parliament building next Sunday.(AP)

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Post the march, Vinesh Phogat confirmed to the media about their Sunday event to hold the 'mahapanchayat' in front of the new Parliament building, the same day it is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. To organise the event, they have not sought any permission from the Delhi police so far.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Post the march, Vinesh Phogat confirmed to the media about their Sunday event to hold the 'mahapanchayat' in front of the new Parliament building, the same day it is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. To organise the event, they have not sought any permission from the Delhi police so far.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

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