Ruckus on Wrestling Federation, questions raised on President Brij Bhushan, wrestlers on dharna

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Ruckus on Wrestling Federation, questions raised on President Brij Bhushan, wrestlers on dharna

Vinesh Phogat Accuses Sexual Harassment: The sit-in at Jantar Mantar against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh continues on Thursday (January 19). World Championship medalist and Olympian Vinesh Phogat have accused WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan of sexual harassment. Vinesh Phogat claimed that several coaches sexually assaulted women wrestlers at the national camp in Lucknow. However, he made it clear that he has not faced such exploitation.

A sit-in is being held at Jantar Mantar demanding action against BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh. 30 wrestlers including Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik are performing in the demonstration with Vinesh Phogat. All of them have demanded to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the same time, WFI President Brij Bhushan has denied all these allegations. Let's know in one click what is the whole controversy?

Why are wrestlers protesting in Delhi?

Other wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat, have accused Wrestling Federation President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of arbitrariness and harassment. Until action is taken on these allegations, the wrestlers have decided to continue the sit-in at Jantar Mantar. In this strike, 30 wrestlers with many big names like Bajrang Punia, and Sakshi Malik are included. Their demand is that WFI President Brij Bhushan Singh should be removed. These wrestlers have been told to meet PM Narendra Modi and hand over the evidence to him.

What clarification did WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh give?

BJP MP and WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh have denied all the allegations leveled against him. He clarified that all the allegations against me are baseless and no athlete was harassed. He said that if the allegations are proven, he will be hanged. He said that a conspiracy is being done against me, but I am ready for investigation. He said that we have implemented a transparent system and Olympic-winning wrestlers do not want trials. He said that 97 percent of the players are with the Federation. He said that a committee of retired judges of the High Court will be formed and if the government wants, any inquiry can be done.

What are the allegations against Brijbhushan Sharan?

Olympian Vinesh Phogat alleged that wrestlers are tortured mentally and physically. He accused Brij Bhushan Sharan that women wrestlers are sexually abused in the national camp in Lucknow. Some women approach wrestlers at the behest of the WFI president. Brij Bhushan has been accused that he has a house in Lucknow, due to which he organizes camps there. So that girls can be exploited easily. Vinesh alleges that the WFI president interferes in the personal lives and relationships of women wrestlers.

Who is Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh?

Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, BJP MP from Kaiserganj, UP, is the President of the Wrestling Federation of India. Brij Bhushan is being elected Lok Sabha MP 6 times. Since 2011, Brij Bhushan Sharan has remained in the post of the President of the Wrestling Federation. MNS leader Raj Thackeray's statement on Ayodhya Yatra was widely discussed.

What is the Wrestling Federation controversy?

Serious allegations have been leveled against the Indian Wrestling Federation president. Protest against this is going on at Jantar Mantar. The players say that they will meet PM Modi and hand over all the evidence of sexual abuse to him. Taking major action after these allegations came to the fore, the Sports Ministry has issued a notice to the Wrestling Federation of India. The Sports Ministry has asked to reply to the notice within 72 hours. Not only this but strict action has also been said if the answer is not received. Due to this controversy, the women's wrestling camp at UP has been canceled.


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