Indian Wrestlers Protest -  TIMELINE

By Sneha

KreedOn

Arrow

India's top wrestlers staged an unprecedented protest against the WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for sexual harassment.

KreedOn

Arrow

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat,  Sakshi Malik and Sangeeta Phogat are the protest’s faces.

KreedOn

Arrow

January 18, 2023: Wrestlers initiated protest in Jantar Mantar to demand resignation of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh & dissolution of WFI. Sports Ministry sought explanation from WFI within 72 hours.

KreedOn

Arrow

January 20, 2023: Wrestlers demanded Singh's resignation, dissolution of WFI, and formation of an inquiry committee through a complaint letter to IOA president PT Usha.

KreedOn

Arrow

January 20, 2023: The IOA constituted a 7-member panel under MC Mary Kom to inquire into the allegations.

JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE SPORTS COMMUNITY

MadeByFansForFans

KreedOn

Arrow

January 21, 2023: After receiving assurances from the Sports Ministry, the wrestlers ended their protests.

KreedOn

Arrow

January 21, 2023: The Oversight Committee, headed by Mary Kom, was given 4 weeks to complete the probe with WFI president temporarily stepping aside for 4 weeks,

KreedOn

Arrow

January 23, 2023: Mary Kom headed a 5-member committee to probe allegations. The committee included Yogeshwar Dutt, Trupti Murgunde, Rajesh Rajagopalan, and Radhika Sreeman.

KreedOn

Arrow

January 31, 2023: The Sports Ministry added Babita Phogat to the Oversight Committee, a week after wrestlers’ complaints.

KreedOn

Arrow

April 16, 2023: WFI announced election on May 7 after Oversight Committee's report. Brij Bhushan ineligible for president post.

JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE SPORTS COMMUNITY

MadeByFansForFans

KreedOn

Arrow

April 23, 2023: Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Sakshi Malik returned to protest site and demanded public findings and FIR against Singh.

KreedOn

Arrow

April 24, 2023: IOA took over WFI, cancelled elections and Oversight Committee as per Sports Ministry's letter.

KreedOn

Arrow

April 27, 2023: IOA set up 3-member committee to oversee WFI operations and hold elections in 45 days.

KreedOn

Arrow

May 4, 2023: Supreme Court closed wrestlers' petition after FIRs were filed against Singh and complainants promised security.

KreedOn

Arrow

May 21-22, 2023: Wrestlers Demand Narco Test for Former WFI Chief. In response, Singh demands narco test of wrestlers, wrestlers agree if it's televised live.

KreedOn

Arrow

May 23, 2023: Hundreds gathered for Candle March from Jantar Mantar to India Gate commemorating one month of Wrestling Protest.

KreedOn

Arrow

May 28, 2023:  Wrestlers Dragged and Detained for attempted march to new Parliament building.

Top 9 Famous Quotes on Virat Kohli 

Also Read: