45 cases of sexual harassment from SAI centers in last decade, 29 against coaches: RTI

January 17, 2020, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Hisar, Gandhinagar, Thiruvananthapuram

Sports, Gymnastics, Boxing, Athletics, Weightlifting, WrestlingSports Authority of India

  • At least 45 complaints of sexual harassment were reported in various government run sports institutes in the last decade out of which 29 cases were against coaches, the Indian Express reported on Thursday.
  • The newspaper, which sought this information through an RTI query, said most cases at the 24 Sports Authority of India centres were in sports like gymnastics, athletics, weightlifting, boxing and wrestling and ranged from molestation to physical abuse.
  • The centres from where complaints have been received include Hisar, Gandhinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Aurangabad to name a few.

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