WFI Row | WFI controversy: Bajrang Punia’s befitting reply to PT Usha’s statement of wrestlers sitting on dharna

Pic: Social media New Delhi. Where today the sixth day of the strike of wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar continues, on the other hand, a hearing is to be held in the Supreme Court today. Here, the wrestlers sitting on the dharna are very angry with the statement of PT Usha, president of the Indian Olympic Association on the matter. Usha’s big statement Let us inform that, on Thursday, President of the Indian Olympic Association PT Usha had said that the demonstration on the streets is indiscipline and it is tarnishing the country’s image. Speaking to reporters after the IOA’s executive committee meeting, Usha said, “We understand their sentiments regarding complaints of sexual harassment. The IOA has a committee and a players commission. Instead of hitting the streets, they should have come to us, but none of them came to the IOA.” Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is having a committee for sexual harassment, instead of going to the streets they (protesting wrestlers) could have come to us earlier but they didn’t come to IOA. It isn’t good for Sports not only for wrestlers, they should also have some… — ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2023 They are adamant that they will not leave the protest site till their demands are met, they said, “There should be some discipline. Instead of coming to us, they straightaway hit the streets, it is not good for the sport.” Bajrang Punia gave the answer While sitting on the dharna, Bajrang Poonia replied that, PT Usha should tell that if our protest is indiscipline, then why did she cry in front of the media when her own academy was being broken? It is bad to hear that because she herself is a good player. She is talking about indiscipline, I want to ask her that when your academy was being demolished, you were tweeting, was the country’s dignity not getting affected then? #WATCH | PT Usha has been our icon. We felt hurt by what she said. I want to ask her – when her academy was being demolished and she had raised her concerns on social media, then was that not tarnishing India’s image?: Olympian wrestler Bajrang Punia — ANI (@ANI) April 28 , 2023 Significantly, 7 women players, including a minor wrestler, had given a complaint against Brij Bhushan on April 21, but the case was not registered. After this the wrestlers filed a petition in the Supreme Court. On which hearing is to be held in SC today.

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