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Vinesh Phogat News: Accused The WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharma Of Sexual Harassment

Vinesh Phogat News is trending in social media as she has accused BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) head Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment. 

Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, two of India’s most renowned female wrestlers, accused BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) head Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment on Wednesday.

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While addressing to media, the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold winner broke down in tears as more than 30 wrestlers, including Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, staged a protest today at Jantar Mantar.

Vinesh Phogat News: Accused The WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharma Of Sexual Harassment

Addressing the media on behalf of the allegedly exploited female wrestlers – the wrestlers staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi – Vinesh Phogat,

“Women wrestlers have been sexually assaulted at national camps by coaches and the WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan,” stated the country’s lone double World Championship medalist.

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Top Indian wrestlers are protesting against the country’s wrestling federation (source: BBC)

For years, specific national camp instructors have been sexually harassing female wrestlers. The president of the WFI is also involved in sexual harassment.”

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, according to Vinesh, subjected her to mental torment, and she had considered suicide.

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“Adhyaksh (WFI President) and a few instructors at the national camp sexually abused female wrestlers,” she said. “No one accepts blame for injuries.

Wrestlers may be barred from competing in nationals. The WFI President referred to me as khota Sikka (useless). I had considered suicide.

“I’ve said it frankly today: I don’t know if I’ll be alive tomorrow. We have repeatedly urged that the camp be relocated away from Lucknow. Why does it only happen there? Because he may easily prey on the female wrestlers.”

Vinesh Phogat News: Who Is Wrestling Federation Of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan? 

Sharan Singh was born to Shri Jagdamba Sharan Singh and Smt. Pyari Devi Singh on January 8, 1957.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is a robust politician from Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh. He has rejected the charges and stated that he is “ready to be hung” if the allegations are accurate.

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Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Sharma and India’s top wrestler Vinesh Phogat (source: Hindustantimes)

Brij Bhushan, head of the Wrestling Federation of India, dismissed the charges when wrestlers protested against the board. 

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat has previously claimed that the WFI President had sexually harassed female wrestlers. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is a Bharatiya Janata Party politician from Kaiserganj who is now a member of parliament.

As a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, he was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha from the Gonda seat in Uttar Pradesh in 1991. 

He was re-elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from the same seat in 1999, and in 2004, he was re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha on the BJP ticket from the Balrampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh state. He joined the Samajwadi Party on July 20, 2008.

He was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 from the Kaiserganj seat in Uttar Pradesh. 

He later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party months before the 16th general election and is now a member of the BJP’s 17th Lok Sabha. He is the President of the Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI).

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