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“Wrestling Chief To Step Apart Until Probe Over”: Minister On #MeToo Cost

Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur met athletes for seven hours

New Delhi:
BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will step apart from India’s wrestling physique for 4 weeks throughout which an oversight committee will look into allegations of sexual harassment towards him, Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur instructed reporters at this time.

This is your 10-point cheatsheet to this massive story

  1. After a gathering that lasted seven hours and went previous midnight, Mr Thakur, flanked by a few of India’s most celebrated wrestlers, in a information convention assured that the federal government will help the wrestlers at each step of their battle.

  2. “An oversight committee shall be arrange. It can take 4 weeks to present a report. Any allegation, whether or not sexual harassment or monetary wrongdoing, we’ll dive deep and examine them. We are going to take motion after that,” Mr Thakur stated.

  3. After assembly Mr Thakur, the wrestlers known as off their protest towards alleged sexual harassment and misappropriation of funds.

  4. “Until the time the investigation will not be full, a committee will see to the day-to-day working (of the Wrestling Federation of India)…I thank the athletes for talking to me,” Mr Thakur stated.

  5. Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia stated the minister has assured he’s with the wrestlers at each step. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has additionally all the time supported our athletes,” Mr Punia stated.

  6. The Indian Olympic Affiliation has additionally introduced a seven-member panel to research the allegations towards Mr Singh. The panel may have famous athletes Mary Kom, Dola Banerjee, Alaknanda Ashok, Yogeshwar Dutt and Sahdev Yadav as members.

  7. Mr Singh has denied the allegations and refused to resign. “If I converse, there shall be a tsunami…I’m not right here due to somebody’s charity. I’ve been elected by the individuals,” he instructed reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda.

  8. Earlier, Mr Thakur had dialled Mr Singh and cautioned him towards making any assertion to the media.

  9. Forward of the assembly on Friday night time, the wrestlers had despatched a letter to PT Usha, the pinnacle of the Indian Olympic physique, searching for motion towards Mr Singh.

  10. “Vinesh Phogat was mentally harassed and tortured by the WFI chief after she missed out on an Olympic medal in Tokyo. She virtually contemplated suicide,” the wrestlers wrote of their letter to Ms Usha, including “they worry for his or her lives”. Ms Phogat has agreed to disclose the id of the sexual harassment survivors to the Indian Olympic Affiliation committee.

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