Pandit Ramkishan, a former member of parliament who is now a socialist, took part in the 1942 Quit India movement. Now that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the head of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), is a leading figure in the BJP, wrestlers are protesting him in support of Pandit Ramkishan, a 98-year-old socialist and former member of the Lok Sabha.
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been accused of sexually harassing female wrestlers by the contestants. Ramkishan has reportedly started a campaign to support wrestlers from Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, according to the Indian Express story. According to the report, Ramkishan, a four-time member of the Rajasthan Assembly, joined his associates in sitting on a dharna in support of the wrestlers on Monday in Bharatpur under the banner of the Sarv Samaj Beti Samman Bachao Samiti.
“The samiti announced its support to the wrestlers who have been demanding action against WFI president Singh, who has been accused of sexual harassment and exploitation,” it mentioned. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to support ‘Beti Bachao’ but when those whom he called betis (daughters) cry for help from his own party MP, he closes eyes, ears and turns dumb,” Ramkishan mentioned, according to the report.
It was mentioned that the socialist activist had taken part in the 1942 Quit India agitation. Says Ramkishan: “The British ignored the youth at their own peril; Modiji is facing the wrath of youth as well as women who are inspiring figures.” “The contribution of these champion girls in women empowerment is immense. Delay in justice to these champions may derail women empowerment in India,” report quoted Ramkishan as having mentioned. “Ramkishan’s dharna came a day after former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday urged the protesting wrestlers to visit Rajasthan, adding that people there were ready to support them,” it revealed.