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Vidyut Jammwal on wrestlers’ protest: People hear their opinions but don’t act on it

The wrestlers' protest continue for the 11th day at Jantar Mantar

Vidyut Jammwal on wrestlers’ protest: People hear their opinions but don’t act on it
IB-71 - Vidyut Jammwal

Last Updated: 09.59 PM, May 05, 2023


Vidyut Jammwal is known to be one of the fittest actors in Bollywood. One of the reasons is because he is skilled in the Indian martial arts form, kalaripayattu. Being an athlete himself, Vidyut felt the pain in wrestlers’ protest and said that he feels that things will get better.

At the press conference for his upcoming film IB-71, Vidyut was asked about the trouble that wrestlers are facing. He then pointed out that the question itself mentioned that the wrestlers are troubled.

“If somebody is troubled, they should receive help. One should at least hear them out. They are being heard I think,” the actor said.

Despite that, Vidyut argues that while people hear wrestlers (also athletes) out, nobody acts on finding a solution to the problems. He however does feel and hope things will get better.

“As an athlete though, I would like to say that, people do hear their opinions but don’t act on it. However, I feel things will get better,” Vidyut shared.

The wrestlers’ protest commenced 11 days back when a cop misbehaved with some of the wrestlers. Vinesh Phogat has accused policeman Dharmender of getting aggressive when all they wanted were beds to sleep in while it was raining.

Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia then questioned the purpose of receiving the medals and felt that they should rather be returned to the Indian government. Many politicians like Mamata Banerjee and Rahul Gandhi condemned the act of manhandling protesting women wrestlers.

Currently, the wrestlers have formed a committee that would advice them on the future course of action in the matter. The two committees will suggest the course of action against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brijbhushan Sharan Singh. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur asked the protestors to keep faith in the system. Bajrang Punia, on the other hand, said that if needed, the protestors would take the case to the high court too.

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