New Delhi [India]: The country’s ace wrestlers on Thursday doubled down on their ongoing protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) over allegations of sexual exploitation of multiple athletes over the years by the federation chief and several coaches stating that they will continue to protest until their demands are met.
“Today is the second day of our protest and we haven’t got any satisfactory response from the government. We will make sure Brij Bhushan Singh resigns and is jailed. We will also file a case,” wrestler Vinesh Phogat said while addressing the media at Jantar Mantar here.
Olympian wrestler Bajrang Punia said today, “Five to six women wrestlers are here with us who have faced these atrocities and we have evidence to prove it.”
Earlier today some of the ace wrestlers went to office of Union Sports Ministry in Shashtri Bhawan for a meeting with ministry officials. However, they remained unsatisfied.
Olympic champion wrestler Sakshee Malikkh said, “Government did not promise any action, they have only given assurance and we’re not happy with the response, we request PM sir to ensure justice.”
Champion former wrestler and Haryana BJP leader Babita Phogat reached the protest site today to meet the wrestlers as a mediator from the government and assured the grapplers that their demands will be met. “I have assured them that the government is with them. I will try that their issues are resolved today,” Babita said.
“Babita Phogat has come from the government’s side for mediation. We will speak with her and then give more details,” wrestler Bajrang Punia said.