As sports bodies openly ignore the Supreme Court guidelines on setting up internal complaints committees to look into sexual harassment charges, female sportspersons are left in the lurch. The latest to join the long line of victims are top female wrestlers of the country. How will the predators be prosecuted?
It has become a regular front page feature in almost every newspaper—the photograph of some of the country’s top medal-winning wrestlers staging a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for sexual offenses. The matter has now reached the Supreme Court and the question of who wins the legal bout hangs in the balance.