After days of opposition from top wrestlers of the Wrestling Federation of India, the Sports Ministry on Sunday suspended the newly elected wrestling body for violating norms.
– After the suspension of the International Wrestling Federation, the Center asked the International Olympic Committee to form a committee under the International Olympic Committee to manage the tasks and roles of the Indian Wrestling Federation.
– The newly elected president of suspended WFI, Sanjay Singh, has assured that he will talk to the Center and Prime Minister Modi on the matter. He also said he would prove that WFI did not violate any rules.
Opposition leaders criticized the central government for not supporting female wrestlers, and said that the decision to suspend the International Wrestling Federation was not enough to achieve justice for the protesting female wrestlers. Many of them wondered why a Brij Bhushan loyalist was allowed to run in the elections.
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Published: 24 December 2023, 09:38 PM IST