New Delhi – The dharna andolan (sit-down agitation) of women wrestlers in the Jantar Mantar area in New Delhi continued for the third day, i.e., on 25th April. The Court has agreed to hear the petition filed by the wrestlers in the Supreme Court in this matter. ‘The female wrestlers have made serious allegations of sexual harassment in the petition. It is necessary to consider these points’, the Court said. Now this case will be heard on 29th April.
“There are serious allegations made in the petition by wrestlers who have represented India and sexual harassment meted out to them. The matter requires consideration,” SC observed.
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In this case, Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has also issued a notice to the Delhi Police for not registering a FIR against the president of the ‘Indian Wrestling Federation’ and BJP MP Brijbhushan Sharan Singh. (One can only imagine about what the Police, who don’t even register the complaints of internationally renowned wrestlers, must be doing with the complaints of ordinary women ! – Editor) The Supreme Court has asked the names of 7 women wrestlers to be removed from the Court documents to prevent the names of the complainant women wrestlers from being disclosed.