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Press Release

The leaders of the Platform of the Ten Central Trade Unions (INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC) visited the site of the continued peaceful protest dharna for last 15 days by the women wrestlers with support of mail wrestlers demanding of removal of Mr Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh from the Chairmanship of WFI and for his  arrest for the alleged sexual harrassment of women wrestlers as per two FIRs, one of which is under POSCO Act. They gave their support  letter and assured for continued support for the cause they have initiated as the struggle is for the whole society, for the rule of law to prevail upon and dignity of women be respected. Those who addressed at the dharna sthal included Amarjeet Kaur General Secretary AITUC, Ashok Singh Vice President INTUC, Sindhu Secretary CITU, Santosh Rai Secretary AICCTU, Chaurasia Secretary Delhi AIUTUC, Lataben Secretary Delhi SEWA, Dharmendra Secretary UTUC, Kuldeep Singh delhi- INTUC among others. The speakers were critical of the double standards of the ruling dispensation, despite the POCSO act is invoked, arrest of the accused is not affected. He continues to be Chairman of WFI and says that he won't resign till PM tells him. In a way he is giving signal that he is in the protection of the Prime Minister. Amarjeet kaur informed that all unions in the platform have been  taking initiatives in their own way. AITUC is pleased that a great response is received from the unions all over India on its call to observe 9th may, the day of victory of humanity over Fascist tyrant Hitler empire in 1945, to observe this day to give solidarity to wrestlers'  agitation for justice and to give signal to the rulers that the history does not excuse those who try to crush human spirit and dignity. All leaders emphatically told that the trade unions would intensify their actions in support of the wrestlers’ agitation to make this a Pan India movement. They would join in the call given by SKM for justice to our daughters , the pride of nation.

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