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Protesting wrestlers on Monday decided to take their “agitation global” by approaching Olympic medallists and athletes from other countries.

This follows the opportunistic silence of India's top sportspersons (barring a few honorable exceptions) on the ongoing protests seeking the arrest of former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP strongman Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexual harrassment by multiple women wrestlers

The wrestlers warned that if their demands were not heeded, a “big call” would be taken after May 21.

May 15, 2023 18:05
NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has debarred all outgoing Wrestling Federation of India officials from undertaking any administrative WFI function with immediate effect. 
May 09, 2023 21:05
NEW DELHI: As the stir demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexual exploitation of women wrestlers entered its third week on Monday, the protesting wrestlers began mat training after a gap of 15 days. 
May 05, 2023 20:05
NEW DELHI: An ad hoc committee, formed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), has taken charge of the crisis-ridden Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).  The Sports Ministry had instructed the IOA to form the ad hoc committee to oversee the affairs of the WFI and conduct elections within 45 days of the panel’s formation. 
May 03, 2023 19:05
Taking note of the ongoing turmoil in Indian wrestling, United World Wrestling (UWW) president Nenad Lalovic has demanded clarity on who is running the sport in the country. 
May 03, 2023 19:05
NEW DELHI: This really comes as no surpris! The wrestlers who have been protesting against the Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the Delhi police is "doing absolutely nothing" in investigating the charges of sexual harassment against Singh.
May 01, 2023 17:05
More than a week into a second round of protests by wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in New Delhi, one entity that has been conspicuously silemt is the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Athletes Commission.  
Apr 28, 2023 17:04
NEW DELHI: The Delhi police have informed the Supreme Court that an FIR over sexual harassment allegations levelled by seven women grapplers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh would be registered on Friday.
Apr 28, 2023 16:04
The pushback has been swift and on point. Close on the heels of a cringe-worthy display of obsequiousness to the powers that be by athletics great and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president PT Usha, who on Thursday slammed the protesting wrestlers, many prominent voices from the Indian sports fraternity have come out in support of the grapplers.  
Apr 27, 2023 20:04
NEW DELHI: Showing exemplary gratitude to the Centre whose support pitchforked her into the position of president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), athletics great PT Usha on Thursday accused the wrestlers who were protesting on the streets of "tarnishing the country’s image".
Apr 24, 2023 20:04
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry, faced with the less than flattering optics around the country's top wrestlers resuming their sit-in protest here on Sunday in the wake of the apathetic handling of their grievances, on Monday cancelled the elections of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), that were scheduled for May 7.