Eminent wrestlers, who have brought laurels to India in the Olympic Games including the World Wrestling Championship, have opened a front against Wrestling Association President and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. He has been accused of exploiting many wrestlers playing wrestling. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s difficulties seem to be increasing due to the attitude of the wrestlers. The wrestlers protesting in Delhi are adamant on removing her from the post of president.
The crowd increased significantly on Thursday in the strike of wrestlers that started at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Wednesday. Since yesterday, along with more wrestlers, other people have also joined the dharna. Wrestlers have sought intervention of Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to remove Brij Bhushan Singh.
More than 25 famous wrestlers including Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia are involved in the strike. Vinesh claimed that women wrestlers were exploited by several coaches at the national camp in Lucknow. He alleged that there are some women in the camp, who contact wrestlers at the behest of the federation president. Vinesh Phogat even said that I know 10-12 wrestlers who have told about sexual harassment. If we meet the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, I will definitely reveal the names.
Vinesh Phogat clarified that she herself did not face such abuse. However, death threats were received from officials close to him at the behest of the Wrestling Federation president. This is because he had the courage to draw the attention of the Prime Minister to these issues during his meeting after the Tokyo Olympic Games. At the same time, Bajrang said that he will not participate in any international competition until the Wrestling Association President is removed.
Wrestlers who are performing cannot win Olympic medals: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
At the same time, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, president of the wrestling association, says that if anything like this happens, I will commit suicide. How can I take any action when I have been dragged into this allegation? I am ready for any enquiry. Regarding this performance, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has said on Thursday that a wrestler can perform well only between the age of 22 to 28 years. These wrestlers who are performing now cannot win Olympic medals. This is turning into anger and they are demonstrating.
He said, a few days ago there was a change in the wrestling body in Haryana and this work was entrusted to a selected body. Some people want their players to be selected for international tournaments. Singh said, 97 percent players are with the federation. I am very sorry to hear such allegations.
No player can make such allegations against me or the chief coach. Some wrestlers have been pressurized to stage a dharna. Earlier, he had also said that if something like this happened, I would hang myself.