Protesting wrestlers write to IOA President PT Usha, demand resignation of WFI President

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Wrestlers Protest | In a serious replace on the continued wrestlers’ protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, the Indian wrestlers have written a letter to the Indian Olympic Affiliation President PT Usha. The letter, which is signed by the likes of Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia, accuses the Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to have sexually harassed a number of younger wrestlers. The letter additionally lists 4 calls for.

Within the calls for, the letter states, “We request the IOA to right away appoint a committee to investigate into the complaints of sexual harassment, resignation of the WFI President, dissolution of the WFI, and a brand new committee needs to be fashioned to run the affairs of the WFI in session with the wrestlers.” 

The letter additionally mentions that wrestler Vinesh Phogat was mentally harassed and tortured by the WFI president after she missed bagging a medal on the Tokyo Olympics, and he or she virtually contemplated suicide. The wrestlers point out that “there was monetary misappropriation on the a part of WFI.” They additionally state that coaches and sports activities science workers within the nationwide camp are “completely incompetent and never on benefit.” Notably, the letter states that there was no political get together or industrialist involvement within the protest. The wrestlers say that they won’t budge till the WFI President is sacked. 

DCW chief Maliwal targets Ministry

The DCW chief Swati Maliwal has requested why the WFI President’s resignation has not been sought. In a tweet, Maliwal wrote, “It has been 72 hours for the reason that protest was launched by the Indian wrestlers. Why has the WFI president’s resignation not been sought? Why is an FIR not being registered in reference to the sexual harassment allegations? Why is the sports activities minister not making efforts to finish the protest? Until when will the delight of the nation sit on the road like this?”

Earlier the IOA President PT Usha had acknowledged that the athletes ought to come ahead to voice their considerations. “As IOA President, I have been discussing the present matter of wrestlers with the members and for all of us, the welfare and well-being of the athletes is the highest most precedence of IOA. We request athletes to come back ahead and voice their considerations with us,” Usha wrote on Thursday. She added, “We’ll guarantee an entire investigation to make sure justice. We even have determined to type a particular committee to take care of such conditions that will come up sooner or later, for swifter motion.”

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