Mamata joins protest rally in Kolkata on wrestlers’ issue

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday joined a rally to protest against the recent manhandling of the wrestlers by Delhi Police.

On Tuesday only, she had advised state sports Minister Arup Biswas to organise the protest rally involving the people from the sports fraternity.

Just before the protest rally started at around 4 p.m., Biswas announced that there will be surprise midway. When the rally reached Bhawanipur area, the Chief Minister joined the rally along with a placard reading “We want Justice.”

Previously too, Banerjee had been vocal about the manhandling of wrestlers and claimed that the harassment of the wrestlers, who had brought prestige and honour for the country, is a matter of shame for the country.

At the end of the rally, she said that it is a matter of shame that the wrestlers even went to the bank of River Ganga to discard medals there.

“We support the demand of the wrestlers for immediate arrest of the individual accused of sexual harassment. Our movement on this issue will continue in the coming days as well. It is a matter of shame that our wrestlers who brought honour and support for the country are facing such humiliations. Our full support and solidarity is towards them,” she said. – IANS

Shashi Tharoor’s ‘shandaar’ jibe at Uttar Pradesh draws flak from BJP

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor found himself at the receiving end of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over his social media post on the 'viral definition' of Uttar...

Man from Andhra among 4 killed in US shooting

Amaravati: A 32-year-old man from Andhra Pradesh was among four persons killed in firing at a grocery store in Arkansas in the United States. The victim from Andhra Pradesh was...

BJP activist’s body with multiple injuries found in Bengal’s Birbhum

Kolkata: Tension prevailed in the Birbhum district of West Bengal on Sunday after the body of a local BJP activist with multiple injuries was found on the railway tracks between...

Five troops killed in terror attack in Pakistan

Islamabad: Five troops were killed in a terrorist attack in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a military statement said. The incident occurred when an improvised explosive device detonated on a...

Pro-OBC quota activists suspend hunger strike after talks with Bhujbal-led delegation

Jalna (Maharashtra): A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde assured that OBC reservation won’t be affected and the government will soon set up a cabinet committee to address their...

US sanctions leaders of Russian antivirus software provider Kaspersky

Washington: The US Treasury Department has announced sanctions against a dozen senior executives of Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, one day after the Commerce Department banned the sale of its...

Violence breaks out in Jodhpur, 40 detained

Jaipur: Rajasthan Police have detained around 40 people in Jodhpur for allegedly pelting stones and engaging in arson during a clash, said officials on Saturday, adding that drones were keeping...

Tourist lynched and burnt by Islamist mob in Pakistan’s Swat

Swat: In yet another horrifying incident of mob lynching, a local tourist in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province's Swat district was brutally lynched to death and his body burnt to...

South Korea summons Russian envoy to protest new treaty with North Korea

Seoul: South Korea summoned the top Russian envoy in Seoul on Friday to lodge a protest over a new treaty signed with North Korea that calls for immediate military assistance...

SC refuses to entertain plea challenging CBFC certification to ‘Hamare Baarah’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a writ petition seeking revocation of the CBFC certification given to the Annu Kapoor starter film 'Hamare Baarah' directed by...

Delhi court cited lack of direct evidence by ED for grant of bail to CM Kejriwal

New Delhi: While granting bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy case on Thursday, a Delhi court's order had cited the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) failure to present...

Delhi HC reserves order on ED’s plea against CM Kejriwal’s bail in excise policy case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on the Enforcement Directorate's plea seeking a stay on the release of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on bail. A...

Read Previous

New Parliament is distraction, BJP can’t discuss real issues: Rahul

Read Next

WTC Final: Indian batters will have to work on bat speed, says Gavaskar on switching from T20 to Test cricket

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com