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Why are Indian wrestlers protesting? What is the whole matter of wrestlers

By Kaif - June 3, 2023 - Last updated on Jun 03, 2023 03:12 PM
Why are Indian wrestlers protesting? What is the whole matter of wrestlers

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Why are Indian wrestlers protesting? What is the whole matter of wrestlers, What are the allegations against Brij Bhushan

Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and other wrestlers are protesting fiercely at Jantar Mantar. Why are Indian wrestlers protesting? What is the whole matter of wrestlers? Let us know the complete information in this article

Why are Indian wrestlers protesting?

Indian wrestlers have been in limelight for some time now due to their protests. In fact, Indian wrestlers have accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and other coaches of sexual harassment against female wrestlers. Due to this top wrestlers of the country like Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and Sakshi Malik are protesting.

What is the whole matter of wrestlers

  • Seven women wrestlers have come forward to file sexual harassment complaints against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The women have alleged that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh made inappropriate comments, touched them inappropriately, and even tried to force them to perform sexual acts. Women have also accused other WFI coaches and officials of sexual harassment.

  • A group of wrestlers protesting against the WFI chief and other officials staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital, demanding justice. They are demanding action against the accused and also demanding an independent inquiry into the matter. He has also requested the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to intervene in the matter and take appropriate action.

  • The wrestlers are demanding justice and have resolved to continue their protest till action is taken against the accused. He has also criticized the handling of the matter by the WFI, stating that the organization has not taken any concrete steps to resolve the issue. Wrestlers are calling for support from other athletes and the public to pressure officials to take action.<

  • Allegations of sexual harassment against the WFI chief and other officials have sparked outrage across India. People have taken to social media to express their support for the wrestlers and demand justice for the victims. The incident has also highlighted the need for a safe and inclusive environment for female athletes in India.
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What are the allegations against Brij Bhushan

Vinesh Phogat: Tears started falling from the eyes of Vinesh Phogat, who brought many medals for India. She said that she is not the only one, but there are other women wrestlers in India who have been harassed by Brajbhushan Sharan Singh, surveyor of the wrestling association and the coach-referee associated with his association. However, she said that she herself has not been a victim of sexual harassment. He said- I know about 10-20 cases of sexual harassment of women wrestlers. Can't take names, those who won't come forward themselves, won't put their lives in danger zone. There are many coaches and referees who are doing all this. We will present all the evidence when the High Court directs us. We are ready to hand over all the evidence to the PM as well. We will sit on dharna until the culprits are punished. No athlete will take part in any event.

List of protesting wrestlers

About 30 wrestlers, including Bajrang Poonia, Vinesh Phogat, Asu Malik, Sakshi Malik, Satyavrat Kadian, Aakhri Panghal, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Poonia, Sangeeta Phogat, Sarita Mor, Sonam Malik, Mahavir Phogat, Kuldeep Malik are sitting on protest.

Bajrang Punia - Bronze medalist in Tokyo Olympics. He won gold in Commonwealth 2022. Bajrang Punia has won three medals including 2 gold in Commonwealth Games. Poonia has won four medals in the World Wrestling Championship. Bajrang also won the bronze medal in the 2013 and 2019 championships. At the same time, he was successful in winning the silver medal in the 2018 World Championship.

Sakshi Malik - Rio Olympic medalist. In the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Sakshi won a silver medal in the 58 kg category. Sakshi then won a bronze medal in the 60 kg category at the 2015 Senior Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha.

Vinesh Phogat - Asiad and World Wrestling Championship winner. She comes from Bhiwani district of Haryana. Vinesh Phogat is the first female Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in the Asian Games. Created history by winning a bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championship.

Sarita More - World Wrestling Championship Winner

Sumit Malik - Commonwealth Games medalist

Also Read: BCCI presidents disturbed by manhandling of wrestlers

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