Since January, top Indian wrestlers have been protesting over the lack of action against the head of the country’s wrestling federation, Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexual harassment. This accusation is not the first in Indian sports.
In this episode, our host, Sneha Richhariya speaks to senior sports journalist Sharda Ugra about the conditions in which young athletes train in India, the hits and misses of the coverage of wrestler’s protest at Jantar Mantar, about her experiences reporting on sexual harassment in sports and the need for proper redressal mechanisms in sports training. Join us as we examine how national federations can make training and competing a safe space for athletes.
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Who is BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh, wrestling body chief accused of sexual harassment
Sexual Harassment: The Chronic Illness Of Indian Sport
The long battle to bring ex-DGP SPS Rathore to justice for molesting Ruchika Girhotra
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