Wrestlers unhappy with the committee announced by the Sports Ministry
Olympic medalist wrestlers staged a sit-in at Jantar Mantar over sexual exploitation of women wrestlers. Due to this, the President of Wrestling Federation of India Brij Bhushan Singh has been asked to stay away from all proceedings for some time. The Indian Olympic Association constituted a seven-member committee, including Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt and Gudiya Banerjee, to investigate the allegations. Now the Sports Ministry has also asked five members of the same committee to look after the day-to-day functioning of the wrestling association. The protesters expressed their displeasure with the monitoring committee appointed by the Sports Ministry. He said that the Sports Ministry has announced the committee without taking us into confidence.
Vinesh Phogat and Sarit More, along with Olympic medalist wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, while talking to the media said that we were told that the Sports Ministry would hold a meeting with us. Will take us into confidence and then announce the committee. However, he has already announced the committee in his own way. It has Olympic medalist boxer Mary Kom as its president. While Olympic medalist Pahlavi also has Yogeshwar Dutt. Apart from this, former archer Dola Banerjee was also included.
The committee has been given four weeks time. In which they will complete the investigation. However, it will be a matter to be seen how the pioneers will proceed in this matter after the outcry of the pioneers in the social media.