A group of farmers from Haryana and Punjab forcefully breached police barricades on Monday to join a protest by wrestlers at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. The wrestlers have been demanding action against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the chief of the Wrestling Federation of India, who has been accused of sexual harassment.
The farmers had extended their support to the wrestlers and issued a 15-day ultimatum on Sunday for action to be taken against Singh. Prominent Indian wrestlers, including Olympic and World Championship medalists, have been staging a protest at Jantar Mantar since April 23.
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A video of the incident went viral on social media, showing the farmers removing and dragging the barricades away from the protest site. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Pranav Tayal clarified that there was no clash and police were facilitating the protesters and ensuring a peaceful gathering.
The protesters’ demands and the farmers’ support have intensified the protest, which is expected to attract further attention in the coming days. The situation is evolving, and more details are awaited.