Women wrestlers won’t feel safe
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia on Wednesday said the government should keep its word on ensuring a change of power in the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) without anyone close to president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh contesting elections. Otherwise there will be no purification and women wrestlers will not feel safe. Bhushan, a BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Kaisarganj, was found liable for prosecution on charges of raping and torturing women wrestlers in a charge sheet by the Delhi Police. After a meeting with Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in June, Bajrang and some other top wrestlers of the country had suspended their protest against Singh. One of the conditions agreed was that no ‘family members’ or ‘supporters’ of Singh would contest the elections.