Wrestlers protest update : Supreme Court orders Delhi Police to file FIR against WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh!

On Friday here at New Delhi, the Supreme Court of India looked into the tussle between Female wrestlers and the Wrestling federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The Apex Court opened the complaint files of the wrestlers against the BJP Member of Parliament and asked Delhi Police to file an FIR against Brij Bushan Singh.

The WFI president has been alleged of Sexually harassing female Wrestlers during the National camps and also mentally tortured the athletes on many occasions. This was brought in the limelight by the Wrestling community earlier in January 2023 when India’s best wrestlers and Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik among other top wrestlers sat down to protest at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.

After the verdict from the Supreme Court, Delhi Police will register the FIR against Brij Bushan Singh but Kapil Sibbal, who is Lawyer of the Wrestlers said that he is now worried about the security and life of the Wrestlers and appealed to the Court that Delhi Police must take care of all the security threats of the Protesters and also demanded for the constitution of a task force.

Kapil Sibbal further stated that Brij Bushan Sharan Singh must go to jail as he already has more than 35 cases against him including a Murder. After going through the complaints, Cheif Justice DY Chandrachud and PM Narsimha immediately ordered Delhi Police to take action as the matter is too serious.

“The Supreme Court had earlier sought a response from Delhi Police after the wrestlers’ alleged that no case was registered on their charges. “There are serious allegations made in the petition by wrestlers who have represented India in international games about sexual harassment meted out to them. The matter requires consideration by this court.” – the Supreme court said. 

Stay tuned for further developments.