Famous actress of the 90s Pooja Bhatt has targeted PT Usha, the president of the Indian Olympic Association. Pooja said that PT Usha should raise her voice for women wrestlers, so she is opposing them. Pooja says that she is pained to see that top wrestlers of the country have taken to the streets to demand justice, while legends like PT Usha are reprimanding them.
In fact, some women wrestlers including the Phogat sisters have accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment. In protest against this, a sit-in demonstration is going on at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar for 6 days.
Expressing disappointment over PT Usha’s statement, Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik said- ‘PT Usha was an inspiration for us, she has to be told where we have committed indiscipline. But, when no one listened to us, we were forced to sit on dharna. If we had been heard then why would we sit.’
Pooja Bhatt has reacted to PT Usha’s statement. She made a tweet in praise of Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary. In this tweet, she targeted PT Usha. She wrote, ‘Thank you Jayant Chowdhary for taking the stand. You have raised your voice at a time when most people have abandoned them (wrestlers). It is really sad to see that the famous athletes of the country have to hit the road and legends like PT Usha are reprimanding them.
Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been accused of sexual harassment by women wrestlers. She says that not 100, 200 but 1000 female wrestlers have been sexually abused when Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was the president. All these women wrestlers are demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan. Since April 23, there has been agitation against this in Delhi for the last 6 days.