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Sexual Misconduct: Indian Wrestler, Phogat Accuses WFI Chief

An alleged sexual harassment on women wrestlers in India have triggered protest in the country, after a top Indian athlete accused the chief of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and other coaches of the act.

While the protest held against WFI in capital Delhi on Wednesday, continued, Vinesh Phogat alleged that at least 10-woman wrestlers confessed to her that they were sexually exploited by WFI president Brij Bhushan Singh.

Unfortunately, Mr Singh has denied the allegations against him.

However, the situation has also prompted a sudden conclusion from Phogat and other women athletes who said they would not compete in international tournaments unless Mr Singh was removed from the post.

Another condition given by them is that the government should address their concerns.  Or else, they won’t stop their protest.

Meanwhile, India’s sports ministry have reacted to the situation by seeking a response to the allegations from WFI within three days, on Wednesday.

Phogat, 28, is one of the most decorated women wrestlers of India, and has won medals at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

She is a vocal critic of the sexist attitudes towards women in sports – in 2021, and comes from a family of international female wrestlers.

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