The matter will be heard in the Supreme Court on Friday. Meanwhile, on the question of the allegations of wrestlers, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said that if the matter is in the Supreme Court, then the court will decide.
New Delhi: Wrestlers have once again opened a front against Indian Wrestling Association chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Wrestlers have been sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar since Sunday demanding that the report of the committee formed to investigate the harassment be made public.
The wrestlers have also approached the Supreme Court demanding registration of an FIR against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in the sexual harassment case. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear this petition. Along with this, the court has sought response from the Delhi Police on the petition. There will be a hearing in this matter on Friday. Meanwhile, on the question of the allegations of wrestlers, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said that if the matter is in the Supreme Court, then the court will decide.
'Forcibly signed on the report'
After the Supreme Court's decision, the wrestlers who were protesting at Jantar Mantar said in a press conference, "The lives of the girls who have lodged the complaint are in danger. Federation people are reaching their homes with money; Efforts are being made. Under what pressure is the police. There was no consensus among the committee members, how was the report submitted. Babita told that she was forced to sign the report.
'We are not doing all this for election'
Wrestlers said, "Will always be grateful to the court, which took cognizance in the case of women. If politics continues in sports, then such exploitation will continue." He said, "We are not doing all this for the sake of elections. We are not fond of sleeping in the open. We felt the need and we will also take the names of those who created pressure in front of the media. We demand that he should be punished for his crime." We will only go before the Supreme Court."
Even before this the wrestlers had staged a sit-in
Significantly, on January 18, such a picture had come to the fore from Delhi's Jantar Mantar, which had shocked everyone. About 20 wrestlers, who have won several medals at national and international level, had opened a front against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, president of the Wrestling Federation of India. Wrestlers had made serious allegations of sexual harassment of female wrestlers, indecency and regionalism. The wrestlers who performed included big names like Olympic champion Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Sarita Mor and Sumit Malik.
After this, the Sports Ministry intervened in the matter. Following the recommendation of the ministry, the wrestlers called off their strike. During this, a committee was formed by the ministry to investigate these allegations. Now after three months, from April 23, the wrestlers have opened the front again. Wrestlers have now raised questions on the committee formed by the Sports Ministry.