The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) was convened amid an ongoing battle between wrestlers and the country’s governing body.The AGM was held on Sunday in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. It was scheduled to start at 10am. Now it’s been discontinued, ANI reports.
The latest development comes after the central government suspended WFI deputy director Vinod Tomar on Saturday. The government also suspended all his WFI activities until a supervisory board was duly appointed to take over the WFI’s day-to-day operations. This includes suspending any ranking contests in progress and refunding entry fees collected from participants for ongoing activities.
Rep. Deepender Singh Hooda on Thursday called for an investigation into the WFI overseen by the CBI and the Supreme Court after Ressler filed serious allegations involving sexual harassment against WFI President Brij Bhushan Singh. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Hatter said: “The safety of female athletes is very important and we take it seriously. will be taken seriously.”
On Thursday, National Committee for Women (NCW) Chairman Rekha Sharma said, “NCW has not received a single complaint from any wrestler who is protesting. If anyone files a complaint with us, we will We will investigate and take action immediately.”
This comes after the protesting wrestlers met with the union’s sports minister, Anurag Thakur, on Thursday. During the protest, wrestler Vinesh Phogat said he would “make sure that Brij Bhushan Singh resigns and goes to jail.”
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president PT Usha said Thursday he was “deeply concerned and upset” by the allegations of sexual harassment by a prominent wrestler against Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. She added that domestic Olympic organizations will do everything possible to protect the interests of the country’s female athletes.
Olympic boxer and parliamentary leader Vijender Singh also joined the protest, demanding an investigation into the matter from the CBI.