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Sakshi Malik Slams Usha and Mary Kom for Ignoring the Women Wrestlers’ Protest Against the Former WFI Chief

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<p>The nation’s most famous athletes, PT Usha and Mary Kom, have come under fire from retired Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik for their lack of support of a group of female wrestlers’ public protests against accusations of sexual harassment leveled against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.</p>
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<p>after being hailed as “inspiration” by athletes such as herself, Malik said that after hearing the experiences of the resentful female wrestlers, Usha and Mary Kom remained silent.</p>
<p>During a recent session conducted as part of the current Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL) 2024 in Kanakakkunnu, the Olympic gold winner was speaking.</p>
<p>She expressed surprise at how the great athletes handled their concerns, saying that although they both promised wrestlers their full support, they took no action to find a solution.</p>
<p>“Our protest location has been visited by P T Usha Madam. We thoroughly explained our problems to her. She may have helped us out.Despite telling us that she would support us and provide every assistance, she said nothing, according to Malik.</p>
<p>The accomplished wrestler became a little teary-eyed when he spoke about the famous Mary Kom.</p>
<p>Kom was a part of the oversight committee that was established in order to look into and provide a report on the allegations of sexual harassment made against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.</p>
<p>Malik reported that as the complainants related the startling information, the boxing hero became “very emotional.”</p>
<p>She said that while Kom was on the panel, she heard the tales of all the female wrestlers.”She was quite sad after hearing the tales, like I’m sorry. She also promised to support us, so I feel awful,” she said.</p>
<p>But even after months had gone, she noted, there was still no answer.The wrestler said that Kom was a “inspirational” figure to her, therefore she was very hurt by her silence.</p>
<p>At the fifth edition of MBIFL, where more than 400 speakers from across the globe have been invited to participate and share their opinions and experiences, Malik stated on Saturday, “Even she didn’t speak for us and remained silent.”Prominent wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, organized a sit-in protest in New Delhi, calling for Bhushan’s arrest after he allegedly harassed female grapplers sexually.</p>
<p>Punia then protested Bhushan’s assistant Sanjay Singh’s election as WFI head by returning his Padma Shri award to the government. It was for the same reason that Malik had given up wrestling.Starting on February 8 and ending on February 11, the MBIFL would take place.</p>
<p>This year’s literary event’s topic is “Exploring Plurality,” which is a 360-degree effort to comprehend many viewpoints, cultures, and identities.</p>


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