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Protesting wrestlers move Supreme Court, WFI elections stalled


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On Monday, continuing with the second day of their protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, top wrestlers moved the Supreme Court of India, seeking an FIR against Singh over the alleged sexual harassment of female wrestlers. The wrestlers have filed a plea in the apex court after they resumed their protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Sunday.

Talking to media persons, they have said that it has been 3 days since complaints were filed with the police but no FIR has been lodged yet. On Friday, 7 women wrestlers, including a minor, had filed complaints of sexual harassment, accusing the WFI Chief for the same and criminal intimidation.

On the other hand, the Delhi police has sought the report prepared by the ‘oversight committee’, which was appointed by the Union Sports Ministry after the wrestlers’ protest in January, headed by boxer Mary Com, to probe the allegations against Singh and other WFI coaches.

In the meanwhile, participating in the protest, wrestler Bajrang Punia has said that this time, all political parties are welcome to join and support them, and that they will not back down till action is taken against the WFI Chief and six-time Lok Sabha BJP MP from Kaiserganj, Uttar Pradesh.

At the same time, as per reports, the government has stalled the upcoming WFI elections, and will ask the Indian Olympic Association to run the matter or will set up a committee of administrators for the same.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.

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