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Sexual harassment complaints in the sporting world in single digits

A Parliamentary committee had noted that cases might be higher as many go unreported

Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat (right) and Sakshi Malik during a press conference regarding wrestlers’ protest against the Wrestling Federation of India. (Photo: PTI)
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Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat (right) and Sakshi Malik during a press conference regarding wrestlers’ protest against the Wrestling Federation of India. (Photo: PTI)

Anoushka Sawhney New Delhi
In its submission to the Parliament in July 2022, the minister of Youth Affairs and Sports had informed that of the 30 sexual harassment complaints received by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) since 2017, necessary action had been taken in all 30 cases.

However, recent protests at Jantar Mantar by wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President, Brij Bhushan
Sharan Singh, show that the problem goes beyond SAI. Singh, who is also a member of parliament from the ruling dispensation was accused of sexual harassment by wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who won a gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth

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First Published: Jan 20 2023 | 7:54 PM IST

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