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WFI president sexually harassed women wrestlers, allege Indian wrestlers

Sports Lounge Staff



Vinesh Phogat

Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia accused Brij Bhushan Singh, BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh of running the Wrestling Federation of India in an arbitrary manner. He added that the wrestlers will not compete in any international competition unless Singh was removed from his post.

Vinesh Phogat made the allegations during a protest against the functioning of the Wrestling Federation of India at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Besides Phogat, some of India’s top wrestlers such as Sakshi Malik, Sangeeta Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sonam Malik and Anshu were also present.

“I know at least 10-12 women wrestlers who have told me about the sexual exploitation they faced at the hands of the WFI president,” Vinesh Phogat said, according to PTI. “They told me their stories. I can’t take their names now but I can definitely reveal the names if we get to meet the prime minister and the home minister.”

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