protest against the WPI Chief on the streets of Tripura

CPI-M organizes protest in Agartala, Tripura, demands action against WFI chief

In a display of solidarity, hundreds of CPI (M)(Communist Party of India (Marxist)) workers in Agartala organised a protest rally on Thursday. Their primary demand was the immediate arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the chief of WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) , who faces allegations of sexually harassing woman wrestlers. The protesters not only voiced their support for the victims but also empathised with the wrestlers currently on a 26-day-long dharna in New Delhi, fighting for justice and seeking action against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The CPI-M, led by former minister and senior Left leaders Pabitra Kar and Samar Chakraborty, demanded the arrest of the WFI chief.

Earlier in the day, the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) organised a mass signature campaign with the same demand in which people from various walks of life participated.

A letter signed by scores of people will be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the district magistrates expressing solidarity for the wrestlers and seeking punishment for Singh.

AIDWA’s signature campaign against the WFI chief is part of four national women’s organisations’ nationwide campaigns. The other three women’s bodies are the National Federation of Indian Women, Coordination POW-PMS-IJM All India Mahila Sanskritik Sanghatan, and the All India Agragami Mahila Sanghatan.

Top grapplers of the country have been protesting in New Delhi for the past 26 days, demanding that the government make public the findings of an oversight panel investigating the sexual harassment charges against the WFI President.

The protesters also demanded stern action against those involved in two recent gang-rape incidents in Tripura, including that of a college student in Agartala.


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