Uorfi Javed Takes a Stand Against Fake Photos and Harassment of Female Wrestlers at Jantar Mantar
Uorfi Javed, widely recognized for her appearance on Bigg Boss, has joined the conversation surrounding the recent harassment of female wrestlers. With a bold and open stance, she took to social media to express her discontent and directly addressed the IT cell personnel, sharing her strong opinions on the matter. The controversy revolves around the circulation of manipulated photographs featuring wrestlers Sangita Phogat and Vinesh Phogat, which subsequently went viral on various social media platforms.
Why do people edit photos like this to prove their lies ! Kisi ko Galat thehrane k Liye itna nahi girna chahiye k jhoot ka sahara liya jaaye pic.twitter.com/PVS7b1bJtT— Uorfi (@uorfi_) May 28, 2023
The Harassment Controversy:
The source of the harassment can be traced back to a collage that featured images of the wrestlers seated in a bus alongside police officers. In the first picture, both wrestlers appeared serious, while in the second, they were captured laughing. Uorfi voiced her displeasure regarding the inclusion of a fake photo within the collage, criticizing the person responsible for its creation.
Protesting Wrestlers and Detainment:
Protesting wrestlers, led by Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, BJP Member of Parliament and President of the Indian Wrestling Federation, attempted to march towards the Parliament building located at Jantar Mantar. However, their efforts were met with intervention by the police, resulting in their detainment.
Instances of Misconduct:
During the wrestlers' detainment, reports emerged highlighting incidents of misconduct. Some of these incidents involved the treatment of female wrestlers as well as certain police personnel. However, Sakshi Malik's team, a prominent female wrestler, has refuted the allegations of misconduct, asserting that they are baseless.
हमारा आंदोलन खत्म नहीं हुआ है. पुलिस हिरासत से छूटकर हम वापस जंतर मंतर पर अपना सत्याग्रह शुरू करेंगे इस देश में अब तानाशाही नहीं, बल्कि महिला पहलवानों का सत्याग्रह चलेगा. 🙏— Sakshee Malikkh (@SakshiMalik) May 28, 2023
Imposition of Fear and Clarification:
A tweet from Sakshi Malik's account sought to clarify the situation, stating that false rumors were being spread regarding her alleged assault on a police officer. The tweet emphasized that Sakshi was forcefully pulled and thrown into the bus, which was captured on live cameras. It was also mentioned that she experienced pain and felt scared during the detention, as mistreatment was inflicted upon her.
Resumption of Protest:
Sakshi Malik further declared that the wrestlers' protest was not over. Once released from custody, they vowed to resume their agitation at Jantar Mantar. The objective behind their continued protest is to assert their opposition to any form of dictatorship and to fight for the rights and dignity of female wrestlers.
What a shameful day for the nation that our champion lady wrestlers of international repute were treated so shabbily. Very sad day for 🇮🇳#WrestlerProtest #WrestlersProtests #Wrestlers #India #JantarMantar #BJPFailsIndia #ModiHataoDeshBachao #RahulGandhi #Congress @Pawankhera pic.twitter.com/yYr52SWpoF— Ivan Pinto (@bengapinto) May 28, 2023
As the wrestlers prepare to resume their protest, it remains to be seen how their actions will shape the discourse surrounding the mistreatment and empowerment of female athletes in India.
- PTC PUNJABI