‘It is unhappy that we weren’t consulted earlier than formation of oversight committee’ – Protesting wrestlers


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Picture Supply : GETTY Wrestlers Protest towards WFI

The wrestlers who accused WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and intimidation on Tuesday rued that the federal government didn’t seek the advice of them earlier than forming the oversight committee that can probe expenses towards the sports activities administrator. Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur had introduced on Monday {that a} five-member oversight committee, headed by legendary boxer M C Mary Kom, will examine the costs towards the WFI boss and likewise handle the day-to-day affairs of the Wrestling Federation of India.

Wrestlers sad over non-consultation

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sarita Mor and Sakshi Malik, who staged a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar for 3 days demanding the sacking of the WFI president, posted similar tweet on the micro-blogging web site, expressing their dismay.

“We were assured that we will be consulted before the formation of the oversight committee. It’s really sad that we were not consulted,” the wrestlers tweeted and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Residence Minister Amit Shah and Thakur.

World Championship bronze medallist and Commonwealth Video games champion Geeta Phogat, too, requested the PM to intervene and assist resolve the matter.

Geeta tweeted, “I request the Honourable Prime Minister of the nation, all of the sisters and daughters of our nation are trying in direction of you with nice hopes and expectations.

If all of us sisters and daughters don’t get justice, then it will likely be an important misfortune within the historical past of the nation.

“Earlier in the day, Vinesh tweeted, “Fact could be troubled however can’t be defeated.” In another tweet, she wrote, “If the target is large, preserve your spirits excessive.”

Who’s within the Committee?

The oversight committee has former wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, ex-badminton participant and Mission Olympic Cell member Trupti Murgunde, ex-TOPS CEO Rajagopalan and former SAI govt director – groups – Radhica Sreeman as different members. The wrestlers had accused Singh, who can also be a BJP MP, of appearing like a dictator and sexually harassing junior wrestlers. The wrestlers didn’t reveal the identification of the athletes who confronted sexual harassment.


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