New Delhi. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur’s statement has come in the case of alleged sexual exploitation of women wrestlers. He has said that, ‘The allegations leveled are very serious. Taking cognizance of this, the Sports Ministry served a notice to the WFI and sought a reply within 72 hours. The camp which was to be held has been postponed. It is my endeavor that I will go back and meet the players. Appropriate action will be taken. Please inform that this is the first statement of the Sports Minister in the said matter. Earlier, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Sports Ministry. After which the news came that the accused Brij Bhushan Singh may resign on January 22. However, the accused has claimed his innocence and has even claimed that he is even ready to commit suicide if the allegations leveled against him are confirmed. Brijbhushan Singh is the head of the wrestling federation as well as the leader of the BJP, seeing which the opposition parties have also sharpened the edge of their attacks.
Taking cognizance of the seriousness of the allegations, the Sports Ministry has given a notice to the WFI and has sought a reply within 72 hours. The camp which was to be held has been postponed. It is my endeavor that I will go back and meet the players. Appropriate action will be taken: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur pic.twitter.com/7BR81mquxo
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On the other hand, Delhi Women’s Commission Chairperson Swati Maliwal has also intervened in the matter. He has issued a notice to the Sports Ministry and the Delhi Police seeking their reply. Earlier, Maliwal had reached among the protesting wrestlers and assured them of all possible help. At the same time, the protesting wrestlers have bluntly said that their protest will continue until their demands are met. Actually, the protesters demand that the accused should resign and strict action should be taken against him. Let us tell you that the gathering of wrestlers is going on at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since last Wednesday. After media coverage, this demonstration has taken a wide form.
Let us tell you that many other wrestlers, including female wrestler Vinesh Phogat, have accused Brij Bhushan Singh, the head of the Wrestling Federation, of sexual exploitation. Vinesh has even claimed in the press conference that she knows many women wrestlers who have been sexually abused by the accused. Apart from this, many male wrestlers have also accused the accused of misbehaving and threatening to ruin their careers. On the other hand, the wrestlers have bluntly said that till their demands are not accepted. Till then this protest will continue in a peaceful manner. Apart from this, the Chairperson of the Delhi Women’s Commission has also raised questions on the functioning of the Delhi Police.
He said that till now even an FIR has not been registered against the accused. On the other hand, the protesting wrestlers have made it clear that this protest is away from politics. Let us tell you that leftist leader Vinda Karat had come to participate in the protest, but the wrestlers turned her back and made it clear that this protest is away from politics, but Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted on the whole issue. have raised questions. However, now what direction will this whole matter take in the coming days. Everyone’s eyes will be fixed on this. Till then, keep reading to be aware of all the big news of the country and the world. anytv.com