On Friday, Congress politician Priyanka Gandhi Vadra questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the government’s inactivity on Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually abusing female wrestlers. The Congress politician tweeted a dossier outlining the allegations listed in the FIRs against Brij Bhushan, writing, “Narendra Modi ji, read these serious charges and tell the country why there has been no action against the accused.”
“At least two instances of demanding “sexual favours” in exchange for professional assistance; at least 15 incidents of sexual harassment, including 10 episodes of inappropriate touching, molestation (including running hands over breasts and touching the navel); several instances of intimidation, including stalking — and a shared sense of fear and trauma.”
These are the main charges in two FIRs filed on April 28 with the Delhi Police against Wrestling Federation of India head and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh,” according to the Indian Express.
Using the same information, Shiv Sena (Uddhav balasaheb Thackeray) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi questioned why the government and the BJP are protecting Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. “The Prime Minister of the Nation continues to protect this man.” The Nation’s Woman and Child Welfare Minister remains mute in support of this man. The nation’s sports minister ignores this individual. The Delhi Police Department continues to put off taking action against this individual. Why is the government and the BJP protecting this man? “Do you have any answers?” Priyanka Chaturvedi took to Twitter.
“Such serious allegations of sexual harassment, but Delhi Police claims they are insufficient to warrant an arrest?” What precedent is the Police Department setting? What is it if this isn’t workplace sexual harassment? What is the Police Department trying to shield the accused MP from the governing party?” Swati Maliwal, the head of the Delhi Commission for Women, took to Twitter.
What were the charges filed against Brij Bhushan?
Brij Bhushan Singh, a six-time BJP MP, has been charged with two felonies. One of them is based on a complaint filed by a minor’s father. The minor’s father stated in the lawsuit that his daughter was “completely disturbed and cannot be at peace anymore.” What were the charges filed against Brij Bhushan?
Brij Bhushan gripped her closely while taking a shot and “deliberately…brushed his hands against her breasts,” according to the article quoting the complaint.
According to the Express, another wrestler stated that Brij Bhishan “sought sexual favours” in exchange for buying her “nutritional supplements.”
‘Pulled up t-shirt to check my breath’
Aside from the kid, six adult wrestlers accused Brij Bhushan of sexual assault and provided testimonies to the Delhi Police, which are included in the FIR. All of them recount ‘unwanted interactions’ with Brij Bhushan in various settings, including the dinner table, his workplace, and while taking pictures. The FIR has identical charges about Brij Bhushan pulling women’s t-shirts up to inspect the wrestlers’ breath.