Wrestlers Protest: In a statement issued by United World Wrestling, it was said, ‘For several months we have been concerned about the situation in India. The developments of the last few days are more worrying.
United World Wrestling has condemned the detention and treatment meted out to India’s top wrestlers during their protest at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday, 30 May 2023. Wrestling’s global body has also warned that if elections are not held within 45 days, the Wrestling Federation of India will be suspended.
United World Wrestling also expressed its dismay over the still pending results of the investigation into the allegations against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The global wrestling body has urged the authorities to conduct a thorough and fair investigation into the allegations against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. United World Wrestling said it is monitoring the performance of the wrestlers against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
In a statement issued by United World Wrestling, it was said, ‘For several months we have been concerned about the situation in India. Wrestlers in India are protesting against the outgoing President of the Wrestling Federation of India over allegations of harassment and exploitation. we have seen that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh Was sidelined at the very beginning and is no longer looking after the wrestling business.
The developments of the last few days are very worrying: United World Wrestling
“The developments of the last few days are even more worrying as wrestlers have been temporarily detained by the police because of their protests,” the statement said. Their protest site was also evacuated. We condemn the detention of wrestlers. Apart from this, they express disappointment even when the results of the investigation are not out yet. We request the concerned authorities to conduct a fair and thorough investigation into the matter.
We will talk to the wrestlers: United World Wrestling
“We will speak to the wrestlers regarding their condition and safety,” the statement said. We are in favor of fair and just resolution of their grievances. Lastly, we seek information from the IOA (Indian Olympic Association) and the ad-hoc committee regarding the next general body meeting. 45 days deadline given for election be respected. Wrestling Federation of India can be suspended if there is no election within it, so that the players will play under the neutral flag.