Extra lady wrestlers are coming ahead to report abuse, now we have evidences and telephone recordings: Vinesh Phogat | Extra sports activities Information

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NEW DELHI: Levelling recent allegations towards Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, double World Championships medallist, Vinesh Phogat, on Friday claimed that extra feminine wrestlers from different elements of the nation have come ahead to report incidents of abuse by Singh and nationwide coaches, with a 30-minute telephone recording of 1 specific athlete detailing her ordeal.
Vinesh, who’s spearheading the marketing campaign for Singh’s removing because the WFI chief over prices of sexual harrasment, additionally alleged that a number of complaints of sexual abuse and mistreatment of boys wrestlers have been reported to the federation’s higher-ups however no motion was taken on them.
“I obtained a name from a feminine wrestler. I will not reveal particulars or her identification right here. I’ve a 30-minute recording of her detailing the extent of harassment she confronted. Numerous boys too referred to as in to share particulars of the psychological harassment confronted by them. They advised how they’ve slipped into despair due to the remedy meted out to them. This grievance is towards a vp of the WFI. Complaints have been raised to the federation a number of instances but it surely did nothing. I do not need to share a lot right here because the president himself would possibly attempt to silence these complainants. He says he has not acquired any complaints however the WFI has acquired these complaints and the proof of that’s coming in,” Vinesh advised a media gathering at Jantar Mantar right here on Friday night.
Through the day, Vinesh, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia, Sangeeta Phogat and Satyawart Kadian, who’re central figures to this agitation, have been largely lacking from the protest website, with rumours doing the rounds that they’d gone to fulfill union Dwelling minister Amit Shah at his residence. Later, it was advised by their supporters that they might be assembly sports activities minister Anurag Thakur for the second spherical of talks at his official residence at 2pm. The assembly was lastly scheduled for 6pm and the wrestlers left in 4 automobiles from Jantar Mantar with a few their supporters too becoming a member of in for the assembly.
The primary spherical of talks on Thursday late night, which had began at 10pm at Thakur’s residence and lasted for greater than 4 hours until 2:15am, remained inconclusive because the wrestlers weren’t proud of mere assurances from the federal government and demanded speedy sacking of Singh and dissolution of WFI and its affiliated state models.
Vinesh, talking on the protest website earlier than leaving for Spherical 2 of the assembly, additional dared Singh to return and face the agitating wrestlers eye-to-eye, as a substitute of “hiding” in his stronghold city of Gonda in UP. “He will not depart his submit however can run away. However we’ll make him depart. Everybody loves sitting on a throne which provides him energy and the liberty to do no matter he needs. However when you’re requested to face, your toes will likely be damage,” she mentioned.
Bajrang, too, added: “His workplace is simply 500 metres from the place we’re sitting. Why did he need to run away to Gonda? I believe he can run away from the nation as nicely.”
Vinesh carried on along with her tirade towards Singh. “This isn’t nearly wrestling, that is about ladies and their security now. We can’t disclose their names as will probably be harmful for them and their households. It’s a large factor to return out within the public after which face penalties.”
She mentioned that if the difficulty wasn’t resolved by Friday, the grapplers will come to the protest website with their wrestling mats and begin practising right here solely from 10am on Saturday.
“If we’re not happy with the end result (assembly with Thakur), then you will notice us coaching on the wrestling mats right here. We are going to begin at 10 am. Kal se khusti yahi par shru,” she signed off.

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