India’s ace wrestler, Vinesh Phogat, who is currently among the wrestlers protesting at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi against the World Federation Chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has made a big allegation against the Union Sports Minister of India, Anurag Thakur.
Phogat has said that it is tough to stand next to a powerful person who has been misusing his power and position for a long time. Not only this, but she has also slammed the minister for not taking any action and trying to suppress the matter by forming a committee.
Speaking to the media, the Commonwealth Games gold medalist said that they had met an official before they started their protests at Jantar Mantar, but no action was taken. In her media address, she said, "It is very difficult to stand against a person who is misusing his power and position for so long. Three-four months before we sat at Jantar Mantar, we had met an official, we had told him everything that how women athletes are sexually harassed and mentally tortured when no action was taken, then we sat on Dharna."
Slamming the Union Minister Anurag Thakur, Phogat said, "We ended our protest after talking to Union Sports Minister (Anurag Thakur), and all the athletes had told him about the sexual harassment. By forming a committee, he tried to suppress the matter there; no action was taken (at) that time."
The WFI Chief had earlier said that 90 per cent of the wrestlers in Haryana are with him, whereas only one wrestling family is protesting at Jantar Mantar. Notably, the wrestlers are protesting at Jantar Mantar in the national capital against the World Federation Chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly sexually harassing female wrestlers.