Senior suggest Narender Hooda, representing the wrestlers, discussed the plea earlier than a bench headed through Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Monday. The CJI requested Hooda to say the topic once more on Tuesday because the petition used to be now not at the preliminary listing of discussed issues on Monday.
The petition will now be heard at 10.30 am on Tuesday.
In their petition, the wrestlers have cited an unjustifiable prolong within the registration of an FIR through Delhi Police in opposition to the WFI president and advised the apex courtroom to factor a route to the police.
“Clearly, the Delhi Police is under political pressure. If this was a regular case, the accused would have been arrested by now. The complainants include a minor, so a case under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act) should also be registered,” advocate Hooda said.
The Delhi Police, on its part, has sought a report from the oversight committee that was established by the Union sports ministry earlier in January when the wrestlers had first staged their protest.
“We have received seven complaints and are conducting an inquiry into all of them. We will register an FIR once we get concrete evidence,” a senior police official told TOI on the condition of anonymity.
In another development during the day, which favored the protesting wrestlers, the sports ministry stalled WFI’s proposed elections on May 7 and declared it to be “null and void”. The ministry requested the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to form a transitional or ad-hoc committee to run the day-to-day affairs of WFI and to conduct elections to its new executive committee within 45 days of the formation of such interim body. The committee will also select wrestlers for international tournaments in the interim period.
Since wrestling is an Olympic sport and WFI is an affiliate member of the IOA and taking note of the current situation of administrative void in WFI, it becomes incumbent on the part of the IOA to make suitable interim arrangements for managing WFI so that sportspersons of wrestling discipline do not suffer in any manner,” read the ministry letter.
“In light of the aforementioned, it is requested that a transitory or ad-hoc committee may be constituted by the IOA to conduct the election of the executive committee of the WFI within 45 days of its formation, and to manage the affairs of the WFI , including the selection of athletes and making of entries for the participation of sportspersons in international events, for the interim period till the newly-elected executive committee takes charge.”
Later within the night, a high-ranking reputable from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) got here to the protest website online to dealer a peace deal and to persuade the wrestlers to name off their protest.
Hectic parleys went on between the 2 events for over an hour, however the wrestlers, led through Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Puniarefused to relent.
“I attempted my stage easiest to lead them to perceive, however they aren’t able to budge even an inch. They’re announcing ‘we should not have any religion at the ministry’s assurances. Last time, we referred to as off our protest after being confident through the sports activities minister that our calls for can be fulfilled. Their view is that they have been deceived,” the reputable informed TOI.
On Monday, the wrestlers as soon as once more performed a press convention and this time even Prime Minister Narendra Modi may now not break out their fury.
“I ask the PM why are you silent? When gamers get medals, you stand with them. But when they’re at the highway, then you might be silent. Why this sort of remedy? mentioned Bajrang. “When we win medals, we aren’t from Haryana or a selected neighborhood. But after we protest for our rights, we’re from Haryana. Why this double same old?
Vinesh did not even spare her cousin sister Babita, who used to be a member of the oversight committee.
“Babita got here to mediate, however now she is with the BJP. We do not accept as true with any person now,” said Vinesh. “The oversight committee was biased from the beginning. No one contacted us to know our perspective. Now that we have gone to the Supreme Court, the pressure to make the report public is on the ministry.”
“It is a disgrace that we’re being requested about this Haryana vs UP factor or whether or not we’re from BJP or Congress. Let me say this categorically we’re from India. And Brij Bhushan is getting the benefit over us as a result of he’s from the BJP. He has the ability of cash, however we’ve got the ability of fact,” said Sakshi.
The day also saw various political organizations affiliated to different political parties come to the protest site and join the wrestlers.
Netta D’Souza, acting president of the All India Mahila Congress; Sushil Gupta, a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP); representatives of Rakesh Tikait’s Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU); Members of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), which is the women’s wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), among others, were seen raising their voices in favor of the wrestlers as the protest took a political colour.
“A wrong happened with these daughters who brought glory to the country. They raised their voice against the wrong, but what did they get? Instead of getting justice, they are in tears and the Prime Minister and his coterie, who make tall claims on women’s safety every day, are sitting silently to save the BJP MP. Prime Minister ji, you will have to account for each and every tear of these daughters,” D’Souza mentioned.
In January, the wrestlers did not permit any political overtone to their protest. But this time, it is other.
“All events are welcomed, be it the BJP, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party or another birthday celebration. When we win a medal, we do not wave any birthday celebration’s flag however best the Indian flag. When we win medals, it is for everybody and now not only one birthday celebration,” mentioned Bajrang.