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Mamata organises a march for wrestlers in Kolkata


Mamata organises a march for wrestlers in Kolkata

Mamata banerjee wrestlers protest

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, took to the streets of Kolkata on Wednesday to express her outrage over the reported abuse of wrestlers at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar when they attempted to march towards the new Parliament building after its three-day inauguration.

Banerjee took part in a rally that began at the Hazra Road crossing in the city’s south and ended at Rabindra Sadan, the eastern metropolis’s cultural centre, while holding a poster with the words “We Want Justice” printed on it.

Banerjee participated in the 2.8-kilometer protest in her home district of Bhabanipur.

Former women’s football players Kuntala Ghosh Dastidar and Shanti Mallick, former football players Alvito D’Cunha, Rahim Nabi, and Dipendu Biswas, as well as other notable athletes and regular people, stood on either side of her.

Arup Biswas, a state minister, and Manoj Tiwary, a former cricketer who is now a minister, led the gathering that the sports department staged to demonstrate support for the wrestlers who are protesting.

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The wrestlers are calling for the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the former president of the Wrestling Federation of India, who is accused of abusing numerous female wrestlers sexually.

The event was planned a day after the best wrestlers in the nation, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, travelled to Har ki Pauri with hundreds of their supporters in order to immerse their medals in the Ganges River but were dissuaded from doing so by Khap and farmer groups.

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