The nation’s prime wrestlers on Thursday vowed to accentuate their protest, saying that they did not get a passable response from the federal government and they’ll lodge a number of FIRs in opposition to WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh if the Wrestling Federation of India will not be disbanded instantly. However, IOA president PT Usha has requested the wrestlers to come back ahead and handle their issues.
The wrestlers, who’ve accused the WFI President of sexual exploitation and intimidation, continued their dharna for the second day as extra grapplers joined them in what they known as a combat to provide “a brand new life to Indian wrestling.”
“As IOA President, I have been discussing the present matter of wrestlers with the members and for all of us the welfare and nicely being of the athletes is the highest most precedence of IOA. We request athletes to come back ahead and voice their issues with us,” PT Usha acknowledged.
“We are going to guarantee a whole investigation to make sure justice. We even have determined to type a particular committee to cope with such conditions which will come up sooner or later, for swifter motion,” she added.
Three-time CWG medallist and BJP chief Babita Phogat got here to the protest website with a “message” from the federal government and guaranteed the grapplers that their calls for can be met because the athletes took a flip to share their unhealthy experiences.
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Dahiya pleaded for extra assist whereas younger Anshu Malik narrated how WFI President’s presence within the gamers’ resort in Bulgaria throughout the world junior championship final 12 months made the ladies wrestlers uncomfortable. It might be famous that 21-year-old Anshu had not competed in that championship as she was injured.
A group of wrestlers, together with Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Anshu, Sakshi Malik, and her husband Satyawrat Kadiyan, was then known as for a gathering with the federal government as they mentioned their points with Sports activities Secretary Sujata Chaturvedi, Director Basic SAI Sandip Pradhan and Joint Secretary (Sports activities) Kunal.
Throughout the one-hour assembly, the wrestlers had been requested to finish their protest and guaranteed that their grievances can be addressed. Nevertheless, the wrestlers wished concrete and quick motion and determined to proceed their protest until WFI President is eliminated and the nationwide federation is disbanded together with all of the state wrestling associations within the nation.
Later addressing the media, Vinesh didn’t disclose what transpired on the assembly however stated, “Sadly we didn’t get a passable response.”
“Yesterday, we had 1-2 victims amongst us however now we’ve got 5-6 wrestlers, who had been harassed (sexually). We will not title them now, in any case, they’re daughters and sisters of someone. But when we’re compelled to reveal their identification, it will likely be a black day,” stated Vinesh, the two-time World Championship medallist.
“It is not nearly his (Brij Bhushan) resignation. We are going to ship him to jail. We didn’t wish to take the authorized route, as a result of we had hoped for a decision but when a correct resolution will not be offered, we are going to lodge FIRs in opposition to the President.
“We’re World Championship and Olympic medallists, do not suspect us, we’re telling the reality, imagine us.”
In the meantime, the Nationwide Fee for Ladies (NCW) stated that the wrestlers can method it with their complaints.
(Inputs from PTI)