Filmmaker Anjali Menon and actors Tovino Thomas and Aparna Balamurali have expressed their angst over the treatment of top women wrestlers in the country.
'Bangalore Days' director, Anjali, maintained that it was heartbreaking to see the country's top wrestlers being subjected to humiliation. She also shared pictures of the wrestlers being arrested from the newly inaugurated Parliament complex premises.
“The measure of a society lies in how it treats its women.” It is heartbreaking to see the country’s top wrestlers being subjected to such humiliation. Each of these women have attained glory after great struggle and deserve the justice they seek. Great to see Olympic Gold winner Abhinav Bindra stand by them and say - “It's high time we establish independent safeguarding measures across sporting organizations. We must ensure that if such situations arise, they are dealt with utmost sensitivity and respect. Every athlete deserves a safe and empowering environment.” Hope it inspires the many sporting heroes we have worshipped as a country, to come forward and use their privilege to help their cause,” she wrote.
Aparna Balamurali also wrote it was heartbreaking to see the manner in which the 'champions' were being treated.
Tovino has said the wrestlers should not be silenced. "They should be heard & their demands should be considered. Keep aside their achievements and accolades, but there is a justice that each and every citizen of this nation deserves and that justice should not be delayed, never be denied," he tweeted.