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‘Centre has heard…’: Wrestlers protest, minister on sexual assault claims

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Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday said the government has heard all the wrestlers on allegations of sexual harassment against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and coaches. This comes a day after the government suspended WFI official Vinod Tomar. Suspend all activities. Until the claims of the wrestlers are investigated.

“The Center has heard all the players regarding the allegations leveled against the WFI. A tournament has been stopped immediately, the additional secretary has been sacked and a monitoring committee has conducted an impartial investigation,” Thakur told reporters in Kolkata. will start so that everything becomes clear,” Thakur told reporters in Kolkata.

On Tumor suspensionNews agency PTI reported that the ministry’s allowing him to continue in his post would be “harmful to the development of this high-priority discipline”.

Officials also reportedly said that the soon-to-be-formed monitoring committee – which will work under the sports ministry – will be empowered to take all decisions on matters related to Indian wrestling.

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A protester wrestler – including multiple gold medalists Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, Sarita Moore, Sangeeta Phogat, Satyavarat Malik, Jitendra Kanha and Sumit Malik – staged a mass sit-in at central Delhi’s iconic Jantar Mantar last week.

Also last week, Vinesh Phogat – at the forefront of these protests – leveled several allegations of sexual assault against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, also a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh. are

The government also canceled a tournament in Sharan’s stronghold of Gonda.

Singh’s 66th birthday was celebrated just a fortnight ago with garlanding, garlanding, chanting, cake-cutting in front of a huge crowd at the Nandininagar Stadium in his hometown of Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. Celebrated.

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