Wrestler Binesh Phogat claimed her remarks were “substantially misquoted” in a “recorded” interview with Reuters, which the agency said was a sign of what it meant to her, the president of the national federation, Brij. It was the first time since wrestlers protesting against Bhushan Sharan Singh were evicted by the Delhi police. From the Jantar Mantar protest site, May 28.
“@Reuters journalist @rupamjn interviewed me and published a heavily misquoted article. , she threatened, “I will change whatever you want because it is not a Hindi newspaper.” Is this the norm for reporters? ‘ Phogat tweeted at 11:25 p.m. Saturday.
But Foggat didn’t mention the “misquotes” she was referring to. Neither Reuters nor Rupam Jain have yet responded to the Commonwealth and Asiad gold medalist’s post.
Meanwhile, the article, titled “Top Indian Wrestler Condemns Government Silence on Sexual Harassment Investigation,” acknowledges that the original text has been amended: Paragraph 5 quoted.
What did the story say?
In an interview, the grappler said Singh, president of the Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI), who faces sexual harassment allegations, sexually harassed several female wrestlers, including minors, before Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2021. He repeated his past suspicion that he had informed the .
“The Prime Minister’s silence on this issue has hurt me… I have only felt deeply humiliated since I mustered up the courage to protest. I am mentally exhausted and the Prime Minister has said nothing about the incident.” she said.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had been informed “in more detail” about Ms Singh’s alleged conduct, Phogat added, adding that Ms Thakur “just wasn’t interested” in hearing her concerns. , claimed to have been busy on the phone throughout the meeting. .
Singh, a member of parliament for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (Bharatiya Janata Party), along with Modi and Thakur, has repeatedly denied sexual harassment allegations. He is being investigated by the Delhi Police, who have filed two separate cases against him, including one under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO).
What is the current status?
As many as seven female athletes, including minors, have accused Bharatiya Janata MP of sexual advances. Singh’s non-arrest is the biggest point of contention between the coalition government and wrestlers, whose agitation has been led by Phogat and Olympic medalists Bajran Punia and Sakshi Malik, who have agreed to: . suspend the ruckus until June 15.
At a meeting with Thakur earlier this week, the players were assured that the police would complete an investigation beforehand and file a complaint by a specified date.