Well-known Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who protested at Jantar Mantar towards Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has mentioned that it’s tough to face towards a strong one who Abusing his energy. And place for a really very long time.
The wrestlers are protesting the sexual harassment allegations towards the WFI chief and demanding his arrest.
“It is rather tough to face as much as somebody who has been abusing his energy and place for thus lengthy,” Olympian Vinesh Phogat mentioned yesterday whereas addressing the media.
He revealed that the wrestlers met an official earlier than beginning their protest at Jantar Mantar for the primary time. However, no motion was taken.
Vinesh added, “Three to 4 months earlier than sitting at Jantar Mantar, we met an official, we advised him the whole lot about how girls athletes are sexually harassed and when any motion is taken. It isn’t accomplished, so we sat on a sit-in.”
Vinesh Phogat additionally criticized Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur for not taking any motion and suppressing the problem by forming a committee.
“We ended our protest after speaking to the Union Sports activities Minister (Anurag Thakur), and all of the athletes advised him in regards to the sexual harassment. He fashioned a committee and tried to press the problem there. No motion was taken.” mentioned.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia addressed the allegations saying that he was protesting towards the brand new guidelines launched for choice for the Olympics.
“He (Bruj Bhusan) is saying that we’ve made some guidelines for the Olympics and that’s the reason these athletes are protesting; firstly, it’s not in regards to the Olympics, it’s towards sexual harassment. And if I’m the Olympics Speaking in regards to the precept of; the federation will take the path of athletes coming from the Olympics, whoever desires to,” he mentioned.
Earlier on Saturday, the WFI chief asserted that if he resigned, it might imply that he had accepted the allegations leveled by the wrestlers.
Responding to the WFI chief’s remark, Vinesh Phogat mentioned he solely needed justice.
The Delhi Police on Friday registered two FIRs towards WFI president Singh for allegedly sexually harassing and exploiting girls wrestlers.
The BJP MP mentioned that 90 % of Haryana sportsmen are standing with him whereas just one wrestling household is protesting at Jantar Mantar.
Earlier on April 26, wrestlers took out a candle march at Jantar Mantar, interesting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hearken to their ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Chatting with the media, wrestler Sakshi Malik mentioned, “We request PM Modi to hearken to our coronary heart. Even Smriti Irani ji will not be listening to us. We are going to present him mild by this candle march. Making an attempt to.”
Over the past six days, the wrestlers slept and skilled on the protest website close to the Jantar Mantar within the nationwide capital.
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