A video of providing food to women kabaddi players in the toilets in the city of Saharanpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has gone viral.
According to details, Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also shared the video of kabaddi players eating in the toilet in the state level tournament on social media.
The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) has expressed its indifference to the incident that took place yesterday.
A spokesperson for the federation said that the national body cannot even think of doing this in any way.
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
It may be noted that Kabaddi players participating in an under-16 event yesterday were allegedly served food kept in a toilet. Suspended.
After the video of the shameful treatment of the players in this incident came to light, many athletes and politicians of India have also become angry.
Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India president SP Garg said that the federation has no role in this shameful incident.
According to SP Garg, this was purely an incident related to the Uttar Pradesh government and they have managed it themselves.
Asked how a state-level tournament could be held without the approval of the national federation, SP Garg said that we are not involved in the organization of the tournament in any way. We have nothing to do with it.
SP Garg further said that we do not have any information regarding this event.
UP State Kabaddi Association secretary Rajesh Kumar Singh said the tournament was not sanctioned by AKFI nor the state unit.