As a nation, we are responsible for safeguarding the integrity and dignity of every individual, athlete or not. What’s happening should never happen.Neeraj Chopra.

Ace javelin thrower Chopra, who scripted history by winning India’s first ever gold medal in athletics at the Olympics, said “it hurts” to see the wrestlers taking to the street in search of justice.

After the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president, PT Usha, labeled the ongoing protest by India’s top wrestlers as “indiscipline”, the athletes protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar received a shot in the arm on Friday as the Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra called for “quick action to ensure justice”.

instead of approaching its athletes’ commission to lodge their complaints against the deposed Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

This is a sensitive issue, and must be dealt with in an impartial and transparent manner. Pertaining authorities must take quick action in order to ensure that justice is served.”

The former captain of the Indian cricket team and the man who led India to winning the 1983 World Cup, Kapil Dev, had earlier put out a story on his Instagram account with an image of the protesting wrestlers and captioned it: “Will they ever get justice?”

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