New Delhi: The Sports activities Ministry has prolonged by two weeks the deadline given to the Oversight Committee to submit its report on sexual harassment allegations towards WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
The Committee, led by legendary boxer MC Mary Kom, was shaped on 23 January to research into the claims made by nation’s prime wrestlers that Brij Bhushan has sexually harassed a number of girls wrestlers and intimidates the athletes.
The wrestlers had not offered the names of the ‘victims’.
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The committee, which is operating the day-to-day functioning of the sports activities physique, was requested to submits its report in 4 weeks.
The ministry prolonged the deadline following requests from the committee members and now it is going to submit its report by 9 March.
“The Sports activities Ministry has given a two-week extension to the Oversight Committee for the submission of its report, following a request,” a ministry supply instructed PTI.
The ministry was compelled to kind the panel after prime Indian wrestlers, together with Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and Sakshi Malik, staged a sit-in protest at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, demanding that Brij Bhushan be faraway from the highest put up and WFI be disbanded.
The BJP MP was requested to step apart until the completion of the probe into his alleged misconduct.
The Mary Kom-led committee has former wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, former shuttler Trupti Murgunde, SAI member Radhica Sreeman and Rajesh Rajagopalan, ex-CEO, Goal Olympic Podium Scheme and CWG gold medallist Babita Phogat as its members.
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For the reason that formation of the committee, the highest Indian wrestlers haven’t competed on the worldwide meets, lacking the UWW Rating Sequence occasions in Zagreb and Alexandria.
UWW, the world governing physique of the game, has reportedly taken away the internet hosting rights of the Asian Championship from India, citing a grievance from the highest wrestlers.
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