The government of India has ordered IOA to take control of WFI, conduct elections and form an Ad Hoc Committee. The protest continues on Day two as the Wrestlers refuse to move from the spot. As it stands, they might move to Supreme Court tomorrow with the complaint against WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The Indian Wrestlers are Admitting that they made a mistake by ending their protest three months back. Olympians Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and Sakshi Malik leading the Wrestlers said, they were “manipulated” by certain people.
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“We are not going to listen to anyone now. We will be the face of the protest but we will now be guided by our ‘gurujans’ (elderly) and ‘coach-khalifas’ (mentors). It was a mistake to end the protest the last time around. We will not accept any mediator now, we won’t let anyone deceive us,” said Vinesh.
The government had formed a six-member panel on January 23 to investigate the sexual harassment and intimidation allegations against WFI the chief. The panel submitted its report on April 5. The government has not made public its findings, saying it is still under examination
On a day when the sports ministry stalled the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) election on May 7 and asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to form an ad-hoc committee to run the day-to-day affairs of the federation, the protesting wrestlers said they have nothing to do with the polls and would continue to press for a proper investigation into the allegations that Singh sexually harassed women athletes.