Durai Vaiko urges IPL fans to support wrestlers

The Hindu Bureau

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Thursday, 1st June 2023
Page No. 2
Chennai Print Edition

MDMK headquarters secretary Durai Vaiko on Wednesday said IPL fans should raise their voice against the injustice meted out to the wrestlers who had been protesting against Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

“Born into poor families, these wrestlers achieved distinction and brought fame to the country through sheer personal efforts. The government is responsible for the tears shed by them, and it should clarify its stand on the issue,” he said in a statement.

Mr. Durai Vaiko said he was pained by the government’s act of arresting the wrestlers instead of Mr. Singh, whom they have accused of sexual harassment.

He noted that the World Wrestling Federation had demanded that a fair inquiry should be conducted into the allegations against Mr. Singh.

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