Vinesh Phogat joins growing wave as athletes return awards amid WFI controversy

Phogat was stopped in her attempt to reach the PMO in New Delhi, after which, she left her awards on Kartavya Path pavement. This significant move follows the footsteps of Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia and Deaflympics champion Virender Singh Yadav, who recently returned their Padma Shri awards.

Sakshi Malik exposes government’s failure to address sexual harassment scandal

The case of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is a glaring example of how sexual harassment is a crime steeped in power. The accused, who is a six-time MP from the ruling party, has been charged with stalking, harassment, intimidation, and making sexually coloured remarks against at least seven female wrestlers, including a minor, over the past few years.

After WFI dissolution, Indian Olympic Association to take charge

NEW DELHI: Following the Sports Ministry’s decision to suspend the newly elected Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) body, the federation is now set to function under the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). According to the notice directed at the IOA, the ministry expressed serious apprehension regarding the situation which could potentially leave a significant mark on […]

Sports Ministry suspends WFI chief Sanjay Singh after Sakshi Mallik quits wrestling

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs suspended the newly elected body of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), nullifying Sanjay Singh’s presidency, on Sunday. The ministry took this decision after molestation accused Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s close aide, Sanjay, announced Gonda as the choice of destination for the U-15 and U-20 […]

Future of female wrestlers bleak: Sakshi Mallik retires as Brij Bhushan’s aide becomes WFI Prez

Sanjay Singh, a close aide of the molestation-accused former WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, emerged victorious in the recently-concluded WFI presidential elections, dealing a major blow to the wrestlers who have been advocating for justice and a safe environment within the federation.

Brijbhushan gets interim bail in wrestlers’ sexual harassment case

Delhi court grants interim bail to Brijbhushan Sharan Singh and Vinod Tomar, former officials of Wrestling Federation of India, in a case related to sexual harassment allegations

Brij Bhushan asked for favours from minor wrestler, FIR reveals

Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, former president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and BJP MP, has been accused of inappropriately touching the breast of a minor wrestler and pressuring her to support his actions. The FIR, filed on April 28 at Connaught Place Police Station, was based on a complaint lodged by the wrestler’s father, […]

Wrestlers’ protest: WFI meeting in Ayodhya cancelled

The move comes after the Union sports ministry formed an Oversight Committee

WFI chief is just concerned about his position: MLA Krishna Punia

The New Indian talks to former Indian Athlete and Congress MLA from Rajasthan, Krishna Punia on the allegations by Indian wrestlers on WFI’s chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

No girl should be born in India: Wrestlers levels harassment charges against WFI boss Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

Gloves are off, top indian athletes wrestle it out with Wrestling Federation of India. Level harassment charges against federation chief Brijbhushan. Vinesh Phogat leads dharna against bahubali BJP MP & WFI chief. Exposes Brijbhushan in public, reveals his ‘uncouth’ behaviour. Brijbhusan shows no guilt, remains nonchalant. Athletes demand dissolution of federation. ‘Black Day of Indian […]