Three days after India's top wrestlers including Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia started an indefinite protest against the arrogance of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and levelled sexual harassments allegations, the protest has been called off.
Punia said that the protest has been called off after assurance from Sports Minister Anurag Thakur. WFI President Brij Bushan Sharan Singh has also been asked to step aside from his post till the time the probe is conducted.
- 21 Jan 2023 5:10 PM GMT
The Sports Ministry will announce the names of its oversight committee members, who will probe the allegations of sexual harassment and corruption against Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, on Sunday, ministry sources said.
- 20 Jan 2023 7:37 PM GMT
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- 20 Jan 2023 3:23 PM GMT
The team comprises: Mary Kom, Dola Banerjee, Alaknanda Ashok, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sahdev Yadav and 2 advocates.
- 20 Jan 2023 11:51 AM GMT
Here are some quotes from Vinesh's media address:
- "These are India's wrestlers, we will not give up easily," on their protest.
- "If our demands aren't met or we don't come to a conclusion, I'm ready to have a wrestling match here," Vinesh said.
- "Everyone likes to sit on the chair, It hurts when they stand. People don't leave the chair, you need to make them leave the chair," she said on the post of WFI President.
- 20 Jan 2023 11:24 AM GMT
Under-fire Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Friday termed the protest by the country's top grapplers "dharna of Shaheen Bagh" and reiterated that he won't quit from the post.