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Mary Kom in the IOA panel to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Brij Bhushan

World NewsIndia NewsMary Kom in the IOA panel to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Brij Bhushan

Amid ongoing protests by wrestlers, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday constituted a seven-member committee to probe allegations of sexual harassment against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, news agency ANI reported. Reported. The committee members include Mary Kom, Dola Banerjee, Alakanda Ashok, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sahadev Yadav, and two lawyers.

World Championship medalist Vinesh Phogat, Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, among other prominent Indian wrestlers, are participating in the sit-in that began on Wednesday at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar – after the WFI chief was accused of sexual harassment and threats. .

Also read: Boxer Vijender Singh, among the protesting wrestlers, questioned the Prime Minister’s silence.

In a letter to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president PT Osha, the wrestlers mentioned that Phogat was “mentally harassed and tortured” by Singh after she missed out on an Olympic medal in Tokyo. Due to which she was forced to think about suicide. He also requested the IOA president to appoint a committee to inquire into the matter.

Meanwhile, The president of the accused WFI has denied the allegations. And termed them as “political conspiracy”.

“There is no truth in any of the allegations. Why should I leave? Even if a female wrestler comes forward and proves the allegation of sexual harassment, I am ready to be hanged. There is an industrialist behind it (conspiracy),” 66. The president of the WFI said.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur met the protesting wrestlers on Thursday night. However, the meeting was inconclusive as the wrestlers refused to back down from their demand for the immediate dissolution of the WFI.

(with input from ANI)

Protest against WFI President (T) WFI and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. (T) Mahva Moitra WFI(T) Pehlwan


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