Vinesh Phogat alleges sexual harassment by WFI president Brij Bhushan Singh
Star India wrestler Vinesh Phogat has created a stir with allegations of sexual harassment of the country's women wrestlers by the WFI president and the coaches. Apart from that, a host of top wrestlers, including the likes of Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik are protesting at the Jantar Mantar.
Vinesh told Indian Express, “Women wrestlers have been sexually harassed at national camps by coaches and also the WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Sharma."
“Some of the coaches appointed at national camps have been sexually harassing women Wrestlers for years. The WFI president is also involved in sexual harassment. Many young women wrestlers have complained and cried about being sexually harassed at national camps,” she added.
On the other hand, Bajrang Punia, who is also a part of the protest, told PTI, "'Yeh ab aar paar ki ladai hai' (It's a fight to the finish)." Meanwhile, the three-time MP Brij Bhushan Singh has been at the helm of affairs since 2011, and was elected for his third term in 2019.
WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar, on the other hand has claimed that he is not aware about the reason for the protest. "Don't know what this is all about. However, we came to know from the letter to the WFI president that some wrestlers are sitting in protest. I have come to ask them about their problem," Tomar told ANI.