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"I was not humiliated", clarifies Manu Bhaker

I was not humiliated, clarifies Manu Bhaker
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Published: 18 April 2018 4:23 AM GMT
Late last night, shocking videos emerged of the reported humiliation that Commonwealth Games champion Manu Bhaker was made to go through at her own felicitation ceremony. It must be remembered that a majority of the Gold medalists at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games came from the state and, as such, it was only fair that a proper function be held to felicitate them. What should have been positive news quickly turned into a nightmare of sorts after videos emerged of Bhaker first sitting on the podium and then being made to shift to the floor after a few other dignitaries arrived and occupied her position on the stage. Bear in mind that this happened during the teenager's own felicitation ceremony.
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Cash rewards for the athletes is the trend This "slight" as it were, was first highlighted by the Times Network whose bulletin also seemed to suggest that during the ceremony, various political figures had attempted to go out of their way to claim credit for the talented youngster's medal haul in the recent past. It must be remembered that the sensational Bhaker has been completely unstoppable when it comes to winning Gold in the 10m Air Pistol event even when competing against senior shooters like Heena Sidhu. However, even more recently, earlier today, the Times of India carried a report of a miffed Manu Bhaker who seemed to want to distance herself from the stories of her apparent disrespect. 'I have not been insulted. My village elders came and I stood up. What does a normal person do when they meet their elders? Do they keep sitting?" she asked. "If I sat in front of them on the ground, I did nothing wrong." "Why do journalists go to any extent to create a sensational news? This I believe they do when they can't get a story. Such type of wrong propaganda should be stopped,' she continued. Her reaction was also supported by her father Ramkishan Bhaker who lashed out at the media along similar lines.
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