Wrestlers Protest Reaches Supreme Court, demands fair investigation

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Published on: 24 April 2023 at 16:51 IST

India’s top wrestlers have approached the Supreme Court to demand a fair investigation into sexual harassment complaints against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The athletes, who had previously protested in January and called off their demonstration after being promised action by the sports ministry, are now back at Jantar Mantar protesting until the police register an FIR in the case.

The wrestlers say they will not trust anyone blindly and hope that there will be no politics involved this time.

The protesting athletes are allowing anyone who wishes to join the protest to support them, regardless of political affiliation.

Seven women wrestlers have filed a sexual harassment complaint against the WFI chief, and the protesters claim that no action has been taken yet.

They vow to continue their agitation until the police register an FIR in the case. The Indian Olympic Association has formed an ad-hoc committee to manage the day-to-day affairs of the Wrestling Federation of India and conduct elections within 45 days of its formation.

The government committee, which was formed in January, has submitted its report in the first week of April but has not yet made its findings public.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has announced that he will not contest for the president’s post in the WFI election on May 7, but hinted that he may look for a new role within the federation.

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