Delhi Wrestlers Call Out Media for Biased Coverage in Protest Against Brij Bhushan Singh

Protesting wrestlers have accused the media of supporting Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh more than the players. The wrestlers claim that news outlets should not give him a platform to speak. 

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is accused of sexual harassment of women wrestlers, which he denies, and has claimed that the athletes' protest is politically motivated. The Delhi Police has filed two FIRs, including one under the POCSO Act, against the BJP MP, who has completed 12 years as WFI president and is ineligible to become an office bearer again. 

Olympic medalist Bajrang pointed out the difference between the difficulty of winning an Olympic medal and becoming an MP in the country. Double World Championships medallist Vinesh Phogat appealed to the media not to give Brij Bhushan a platform to speak, as they claim that he has exploited women athletes. 

The wrestlers also claim that they have received non-cooperation from the authorities, who they have accused of cutting power and water supply at night. The wrestlers have emphasized that they will continue their protest until they get justice for the daughters of the country, which they consider more important than winning medals at the upcoming Asian Games. 

Asked if the situation has got any better, Vinesh shot back, saying, "Do you stay here during the night? I request all of you stay here and then I will ask you how much the authorities are helping us." 

The postponed Asian Games are set to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8.
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