Protesting wrestlers say they will throw their medals into Ganges, sit on hunger strike at India Gate | More sports News

NEW DELHI: the top of the country wrestlerswho were detained by Delhi Police and removed from their Jantar Mantar protest site, announced on Tuesday that they would throw their deserved medals into the river Ganges and go on a hunger strike “until death” at the India Gate.
Sakshi Malikbronze medalist at the 2026 Olympics, said in a statement on her Twitter account that the wrestlers would travel to Haridwar on Tuesday to dip the medals in the holy river at 6 p.m.
“These medals are our life and our soul. We will throw them in the Ganges. After that, there is no reason to live, so we will go on a hunger strike until death at India Gate” , she said in a statement written in Hindi.

The same statement was also shared by his compatriot Vinesh Phogat.

Tuesday happens to be Ganga Dussera in Haridwar and maybe a day when lots of people will be there to offer prayers.
On Sunday, Delhi police arrested Malik along with World Championships bronze winner Vinesh Phogat and another Olympic medalist Bajrang Punished and later filed FIRs against them for violating law and order, as dramatic scenes unfolded at Jantar Mantar protest site.
Unprecedented scenes of police dragging the Olympic and World Championship medal-winning players were seen as the wrestlers and their supporters broke through the security cordon ahead of their march to the new parliament building for the planned women’s ‘Mahapanchayat’.
The wrestlers were not allowed to move to the new parliament building, hours after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and when they were stopped by police, a nasty fight broke out.
The protesting wrestlers and their supporters were taken to different locations in the nation’s capital and then released.
After the wrestlers were pushed onto buses, officers cleared the protest site removing the grapplers’ beds, mattresses, coolers, fans and tarpaulin ceiling along with other personal belongings.
Delhi police said they would not allow the wrestlers to return to the protest site.


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