For the past few days, a video of a tournament is going viral on social media, in which Indian women players are seen taking out the rice kept in the toilet on the plate.
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New Delhi. India’s star cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and veteran bowler Harbhajan Singh have raised their voice for women kabaddi players and have appealed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Sports Ministry. In fact, in the past, a case of serving toilet food to female kabaddi players had come to the fore. Whose video is also becoming quite viral on social media. Dhawan tweeted the video and said that it is very disappointing to see Kabaddi players taking food from the toilet in the state level tournament.
Dhawan and Harbhajan raised their voice
Indian opener Dhawan said that I request the Chief Minister of UP and the Sports Department to look into this matter and take action. Former Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh also retweeted Shikhar Dhawan’s video and raised his voice on the matter. He appealed to Chief Minister Adityanath to look into the matter.
This is very disheartening to see Kabaddi players at state level tournament having food in toilet. Would request @myogiadityanath , @UPGovtSports to look into the same and take necessary action. pic.twitter.com/2pekZW8Icx
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 21, 2022
what is the whole matter
The matter is of Saharanpur, where the Under-17 state level Girls Kabaddi competition was organized from 16 to 18 September, in which about 300 players took part. During the tournament, there was a ruckus over the food served to the players. Actually, the food was prepared and kept in the toilet in a big vessel and the players were seen coming to the toilet and taking out the food themselves.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 21, 2022
Pooris were placed on the floor of the toilet by laying paper. After the matter escalated, the sports officer of Saharanpur Animesh Saxena has been suspended. After the video went viral, Saxena had termed these allegations as rubbish. He had said that the food was prepared near the swimming pool. He was kept there because it was raining. Due to the work going on, there was no space anywhere else in the stadium.