‘Doesn’t Know Where To Draw The Line’: Protesting Wrestlers Recount Experience With WFI Chief

New Delhi: The highest wrestlers of the nation, who’ve been staging a protest towards Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on prices of sexual harassment and intimidation, mentioned it’s actually unlucky that they’ve been sitting on the protest website for a number of days and there nonetheless hasn’t been any listening to on the matter. In an unique dialog with ABP Information at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Saturday, the protesting wrestlers mentioned they’ve taken to the streets hoping for justice and they’re going to proceed their protest until justice is meted out.

Recounting her expertise with Brij Bhushan Singh, wrestler Vinesh Phogat mentioned, “The way in which he (Singh) is talking concerning the wrestlers, in a really disrespectful approach, in entrance of the nationwide media, it solely reveals his character. He would use foul language throughout nationwide sports activities championships. He doesn’t know the place to attract the road.”

Speaking concerning the alleged physique shaming situations, she mentioned, “Throughout one of many trials in Lucknow, as soon as he (Brij Bhushan Singh) made me sit subsequent to him, and pointing at one other wrestler, he mentioned, ‘Dekho ye toh ladki lag hello nahi rahi hain…’ (Look, she doesn’t even appear to be a lady)’.”

Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia, speaking concerning the allegations towards the WFI chief, mentioned the same voice was raised in 2012. The junior gamers had lodged an FIR, however Brij Bhushan Singh bought it dismissed in 24 hours. A voice was once more raised in 2014, nevertheless it was additionally suppressed. 

The disgruntled wrestlers, together with Vinesh Phogat, additional mentioned it’s actually unlucky that the wrestlers are having to stage a protest for such a very long time and but there hasn’t been any listening to on the matter.

“One thing essential should have occurred and that’s the reason we’re sitting right here. We aren’t retired gamers nor are we sitting right here for publicity. Individuals ought to perceive that such famend wrestlers wouldn’t have sat on a protest like this if nothing had occurred,” she mentioned. 

Speaking concerning the allegations, wrestler Satyawart Kadian mentioned there have been a number of situations the place the feminine grapplers have complained that Brij Bhushan Singh touched them with out consent.

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