Sexual Harassment Case: 2 FIRs Filed Against WFI Chief Brij Bhushan After Supreme Court’s Intervention
Since April 23, the nation’s top wrestlers have been protesting against the sidelined WFI chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, by sitting on a dharna in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.
Olympic gold medal-winning javelin star Neeraj Chopra has spoken up for the top Indian wrestlers protesting at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi for action against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Wrestlers are demanding action against WFI president, who has been accused of sexual harassment and intimidation by the grapplers.
Neeraj Chopra released a statement on his social media account supporting wrestlers like Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakski Malik. “It hurst me to see our athletes on the streets demanding justice. They have worked hard to represent our great nation and make us proud. As a nation, we are responsible for safeguarding the integrity and dignity of every individual, athlete or not,” Neeraj Chopra wrote in the statement.
“What’s happening should never happen. This is a sensitive issue, and must be dealt with in an impartial and transparent manner. Pertaining authorities must take quick action in order to ensure that justice is served,” Neeraj Chopra added.
Earlier, another Indian Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra also took to social media to announce his solidarity with the athletes. Bindra, who has always voiced his opinion in favour of distressed sportspersons, took to Twitter to term the incident ‘deeply concerning’.
“As athletes, we train hard every day to represent our country on the international stage. It is deeply concerning to see our athletes finding it necessary to protest on the streets regarding the allegations of harassment in the Indian wrestling administration,” Bindra tweeted.ZN