Yoga guru Ramdev has lent support to India’s top wrestlers protesting at Jantar Mantar for several weeks demanding Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s arrest for allegedly sexually harassing seven women grapplers, including a minor, Live Hindustan reported.
Ramdev said the Singh must be put behind bars.
“It is a very shameful thing that the country’s wrestlers are sitting at Jantar Mantar and accusing the president of the wrestling federation of sexual misconduct. Such a person should be immediately arrested and sent behind bars. Every day, he spews nonsense every day about mothers, sisters and daughters. This is an extremely condemnable evil act, a sin,” Ramdev said.
“When I make statements from a political viewpoint, the matter turns slightly topsy turvy and there is a thunderstorm,” Ramdev added.
Top wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat and Olympic medallists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, have been staging a sit-in at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since April 23, demanding Singh’s arrest.
The Delhi Police has filed two FIRs against the WFI president. While the first FIR relates to allegations by the minor wrestler and has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the second is related to outraging modesty.
On Thursday, Singh said the law is being “misused” and under the leadership of seers, “we will force the government to change” it.