Wrestlers protest: Amid protests, a vital assembly with Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur and the agitating wrestlers was held at his official residence in Delhi. Earlier at the moment, whereas interacting with media personnel, Thakur mentioned that the Ministry has already taken cognisance and despatched a discover to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).
In keeping with him, the ministry requested the federation to answer inside 72 hours. “The upcoming camp has additionally been postponed with instant impact. I’m going to Delhi and can meet the wrestlers,” Union Sports activities Minister mentioned in Chandigarh.
“Allegations levelled by wrestlers are critical in nature. Taking swift motion, the Authorities of India despatched a discover to WFI and sought a reply inside 72 hours. I’ll attempt to meet the wrestlers after I attain Delhi. We’ll discuss and hearken to them,” he mentioned.
WFI President prone to resign following sexual assault allegations
The Indian sporting group has been rattled by an explosive revelation made by Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday. Phogat alleged Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexually exploited ladies wrestlers for a few years. Wrestling stalwarts similar to Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Anshu Malik joined her at Jantar Mantar and that is their second day of protest. The WFI president who additionally occurs to be a Member of Parliament for the BJP rejected all of the allegations made towards him.
That is the second consecutive day of their protest they usually attended a press convention to deal with the media about their calls for. The wrestlers are additionally demanding to finish the dictatorship that has been going round within the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). Trying into the matter, just a few members of the sports activities ministry determined to satisfy 4 wrestlers and after an hour-long assembly, it’s now being mentioned that the WFI president would possibly resign from his place. Vinesh Phogat has been in a steady tussle with the Wrestling Federation of India because the Tokyo Olympic Video games. Phogat mentioned that a number of coaches exploited ladies on the Nationwide Camp in Lucknow. Vinesh additional clarified that she by no means confronted such exploitation.
Prime gamers be a part of the protest
Prime Indian wrestlers together with three-time CWG champion Vinesh Phogat and the Olympic bronze medallist duo of Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, sat in protest on the Jantar Mantar for the second day straight towards the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh who has been accused of sexual harassment. Babita, a former wrestler, arrived on the protest and heard the calls for of the grapplers. Bajrang, Vinesh, Rio Olympics medallist Sakshi Malik, world championship medallist Sarita Mor, Sangeeta Phogat, Satyawart Malik, Jitender Kinha, and CWG medallist Sumit Malik had been amongst 30 wrestlers who assembled at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday (January 18) and have been joined by a number of different wrestlers.