From Wrestlers’ Protest To WFI Suspension: Timeline | Wrestling Information

Wrestling Federation of India suspended by world wrestling physique, United World of Wrestling, over failure to conduct elections. The WFI has seen itself being embroiled in controversies, particularly since former president Brij Bhushan Sharan was accused of alleged sexual harassment by some wrestlers. The federation was supposed to carry elections in June 2023 however a number of protests stored coming in the best way. The next is the timeline of the chain of occasions that led to the suspension of the Wrestling Federation of India by UWW, the game’s international governing physique.

January 18:Wrestlers start protest at Jantar Mantar, accuse WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh Sharan of sexual exploitation and intimidation, demand his resignation and dissolution of the federation.

*Brij Bhushan refutes all expenses.

January 19:Commonwealth Video games champion wrestler and BJP member Babita Phogat meets wrestlers, says she is going to converse to the federal government.

*Protesting wrestlers meet Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur at his residence. No answer is discovered.

January 20: Persevering with their protest, wrestlers write a criticism letter to the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) president PT Usha, demand the formation of an inquiry committee to probe the allegations and appointment of a brand new committee to run WFI in session with the wrestlers.

*IOA varieties a seven-member committee, together with M C Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt, to probe the allegations of sexual harassment towards Brij Bhushan.

January 21:Wrestlers name off protest late within the evening after assembly Thakur.

*Sports activities minister says an Oversight Committee shall be shaped to probe the allegations and Brij Bhushan will step apart until the probe is accomplished.

*WFI submits response to ministry, denies allegations of sexual harassment of ladies wrestlers by its president and coaches.

January 21:Sports activities Ministry asks WFI to droop all ongoing actions with speedy impact, together with a rating match in Gonda, UP and schedule emergency AGM assembly of WFI.

*Assistant secretary of WFI Vinod Tomar handed suspension.

January 23:Formation of five-member Oversight Committee, led by boxing nice MC Mary Kom, to look into the allegations *OC given 4 weeks to finish probe.

January 24:Protesting wrestlers categorical disappointment that they weren’t consulted by the federal government on the selection of the committee members.

January 31: Babita Phogat joins Oversight Committee.

February 23: Oversight Committee’s tenure prolonged by two weeks.

April 16: WFI broadcasts election on Could 7 after the Oversight Committee’s report is submitted to the Sports activities Ministry. Report not made public.

*Singh, who accomplished three four-year phrases in workplace and is ineligible to contest for the highest put up below the Sports activities Code, says he is not going to contest for president’s put up.

April 23:Wrestlers return to Jantar Mantar, say seven feminine wrestlers, together with a minor, have filed a sexual harassment criticism towards Brij Bhushan on the Connaught Place police station. Declare police has not but registered an FIR.

*Wrestlers ask Sports activities Ministry to make Oversight Committee’s findings public.

April 24: Sports activities Ministry stalls scheduled the Could 7 elections of WFI. Asks IOA to represent an ad-hoc committee to conduct the polls inside 45 days of its formation and in addition handle the sports activities physique.

*Absence of a duly constituted Inner Complaints Committee below the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act is among the ‘main findings’ within the probe report of the Oversight Committee (OC), says Sports activities Ministry.

*Protesting wrestlers threaten to method the highest court docket of the nation if an FIR just isn’t lodged towards Brij Bhushan.

April 25:Wrestlers’ protest take political color, farmer leaders additionally assist athletes *Wrestlers transfer Supreme Courtroom looking for registration of FIR towards Brij Bhushan.

*SC points discover to Delhi police April 27: Formation of three-member panel by IOA.

*PT Usha says protesting wrestlers ought to have proven some self-discipline and, as a substitute of taking to the streets, ought to have approached the IOA with their grievances.

April 28: Delhi Police registers two FIRs in reference to sexual harassment allegations levelled by girls wrestlers towards Brij Bhushan.

*Wrestlers say they’ll proceed their protest towards WFI chief till he’s despatched behind bars.

Could 3:Scuffle breaks out between the wrestlers and the Delhi Police, main to move accidents to a few protesters.

*Protesters accuse “drunk officers of manhandling” them and “misbehaving” with the feminine wrestlers. The altercation led to detention whereas some wrestlers additionally sustained accidents.

Could 4: Supreme Courtroom closes the proceedings on a plea by three girls wrestlers, who’ve levelled sexual harassment allegations Brij Bhushan, after noting that FIRs have been registered and the seven complainants have been supplied enough safety.

Could 5: Delhi police file statements of wrestlers, who’ve filed complaints of sexual harassment towards Brij Bhushan.

Could 10: Wrestlers problem Brij Bhushan to take NARCO take a look at.

Could 11:Police data Brij Bhushan’s assertion.

Could 28: Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, together with different protesters, booked for rioting and obstructing public servant in discharge of responsibility, whereas they try to march in direction of the brand new Parliament, which is being inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.

Could 30:The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United World Wrestling (UWW) condemn the police’s dealing with and detention of the Indian wrestlers, calling it “very disturbing.” *Wrestlers arrive in Haridwar to immerse medals.

June 3:Residence Minister Amit Shah meets wrestlers.

June 8: Father of the minor wrestler tells PTI that they intentionally filed a false police criticism of sexual harassment towards WFI chief as a result of they needed to get again at him.

June 7:Protest halted after Thakur assures them that the police investigation towards Brij Bhushan can be concluded by then and the pending WFI elections can be carried out by June 30.

June 8:IOA consists of famous coaches Gyan Singh and Ashok Garg within the ad-hoc committee that’s operating the WFI.

June 12:IOA appoints former Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Courtroom Chief Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar because the returning officer.

June 13:WFI election scheduled for July 6, says returning officer.

June 15: Delhi Police recordsdata cost sheet earlier than court docket.

June 19: IOA ad-hoc panel calls 5 disaffiliated state wrestling models for listening to on June 21.

June 21: The IOA ad-hoc panel reschedules WFI elections to July 11 after 5 disaffiliated state our bodies, looking for voting rights for the polls, current their circumstances in a listening to.

June 22:The IOA ad-hoc panel reduces upcoming Asian Video games and World Championship choice to a one-bout competitors for six protesting wrestlers.

June 23: A number of coaches, mother and father of wrestlers demand withdrawal of exemption given to 6 wrestlers.

June 25: The Gauhati Excessive Courtroom stays WFI elections, scheduled for July 11, on a petition filed by the Assam Wrestling Affiliation.

July 12:The IOA ad-hoc committee decides to carry much-awaited wrestling trials for the Asian Video games on July 22 and 23.

July 18: Delhi court docket grants interim bail to Brij Bhushan Singh.

*Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia and World Championship medallist Vinesh Phogat get direct entries into the Asian Video games.

July 19: Younger wrestlers hit Hisar streets to protest towards “unfair trial exemption” for Bajrang and Vinesh *WFI election scheduled for August 7.

July 20:Many junior wrestlers, their mother and father and coaches attain IOA headquarters , demand withdrawal of exemption granted to Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia from the Asian Video games trials.

*WFI election rescheduled for August 12.

August 11: Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom keep WFI elections scheduled for August 12, following a petition filed by the Haryana Wrestling Affiliation.

August 14: Trials for World Championships scheduled for August 25-26 in Patiala.

August 15:Vinesh Phogat pulls out of Asian Video games as a result of knee harm.

August 23: Wresting world governing physique UWW suspends WFI for not conducting its elections on time.

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