‘Not even consulted’: Indian wrestlers sad with sports activities ministry’s newly shaped Oversight Committee | Extra sports activities Information – Instances of India

NEW DELHI: India’s ace wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sarita Mor on Tuesday expressed their disappointment over not being consulted earlier than the Oversight Committee was shaped and stated that they had been assured that they’d be consulted earlier than the formation.
The union ministry of youth affairs and sports activities introduced on Monday that the oversight committee has been shaped to probe into the sexual harassment allegations levelled in opposition to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Boxing nice and Olympic medalist Mary Kom will head the five-member Oversight Committee.

“We were assured that we would be consulted before the Oversight Committee was formed. It is very sad that we were not even consulted before the formation of this committee. @narendramodi @AmitShah @ianuragthakur,” Vinesh Phogat wrote in a tweet.

Different star wrestlers, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia tweeted the identical on their official Twitter handles.
The announcement of the dedication was made by sports activities minister Anurag Thakur on Monday. Thakur introduced on Monday that boxer Mary Kom shall be heading the oversight committee shaped to probe into the allegations levelled in opposition to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and different coaches.
“Oversight Committee has been formed today. Mary Kom will head the Oversight Committee. For the coming month, the committee will investigate the allegations put up by the wrestlers,” Thakur instructed the media in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
“Assistant secretary WFI was sacked and an oversight committee will begin an impartial probe so that everything gets clear,” Anurag Thakur stated.
In the meantime, the Wrestling Federation of India’s (WFI) Annual Common Physique Assembly (AGM), which was supposed to begin at 10 am on Sunday in Ayodhya, was referred to as off amid the continuing battle between the wrestlers and its governing physique within the nation.
Following the wrestlers’ protest, this assembly was seen as being of utmost significance. The event comes after the central authorities on Saturday night suspended WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar. Together with this, the actions of WFI had been instantly banned until the completion of the investigation into the allegations of the wrestlers.
After late-night parleys with the protesting star grapplers, Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday night time introduced that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will ‘step apart’ from the day-to-day affairs of the WFI until the ‘oversight committee’ led by Olympian MC Mary Kom completes its inquiry into the allegations in opposition to him.
The probe committee has been given a mandate of 4 weeks to submit its report, the minister added. The wrestlers, who had been protesting at Jantar Mantar, referred to as off their protest after a gathering with union sports activities minister Thakur on Friday.

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