DelhiDesk Farmers broke down police barricades in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, where wrestlers are protesting against the former president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Following the incident, Delhi Police welded together the barricades that were placed at the site as a precautionary measure to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. Some farmers were in a hurry to reach the protest site, and the barricades were removed to escort them into the site. The meeting was being held peacefully, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranav Tayal. Since 23 April, wrestlers have been on a sit-in at Jantar Mantar, seeking action against the WFI chief over allegations of sexual harassment against him. Delhi Police registered two FIRs in connection with the sexual harassment allegations leveled by women wrestlers against Singh.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Farmers broke down police barricades in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar during wrestlers’ protest against WFI former president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

๐Ÿ‘‰ A video emerged of the barricades being welded together on 8 May 2023.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Delhi Police welded the barricades placed at the site to ensure no untoward incident takes place.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Pranav Tayal said some farmers were “in a hurry” to reach the Dharna site, and the barricades were removed to escort them into the site.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Police insisted that there was no clash with the protesters and that the cops at the site were facilitating the protesters and ensuring a peaceful gathering.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Farmers in large numbers reached the site, demanded justice for female wrestlers, and carried their union flags and raised anti-Modi slogans.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi also joined the protesters and addressed them.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Farmer leaders said they stand united with the wrestlers and will fight for their honor.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Since 23 April, wrestlers are on a sit-in at Jantar Mantar, seeking action against the WFI chief over allegations of sexual harassment against him.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Delhi Police registered two FIRs in connection with the sexual harassment allegations leveled by women wrestlers against Singh.

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