New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Delhi Police seeking its response on the issue of women wrestlers sitting on a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud said the wrestlers representing India in international sports have levelled serious allegations of sexual harassment in the petition. The matter needs to be considered by the court.
In fact, Kapil Sibal has demanded an early hearing on this matter from the Supreme Court. CJI D.Y. Chandrachud asked what is the petition, who are the parties and what are the demands. Sibal told the Supreme Court that seven women wrestlers have filed a petition. The First Information Report (FIR) is not being filed and there is a petition to register an FIR.
The supreme court said that the allegations are serious and need consideration. The supreme court will hear the plea of women wrestlers on April 28.
On Monday, the protesting wrestlers had threatened to approach the Supreme Court if an FIR was not lodged against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. While the Sports Ministry has put on hold the Federation’s May 7 elections and asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to set up an ad-hoc committee to conduct the polls.