From Vinesh Phogat, Anju Bobby George and others, women in news last week (9 August – 15 August)
This weekend was certainly special as of course, we were celebrating the 75th Independence Day of the country. And while we celebrated this day with all the enthusiasm, the questions on women’s safety and independence kept lingering around. And amid that, the news of what is happening in Afghanistan added to the worries. And as you know that every week, we give you a weekly wrap of women who made it to headlines in the last week, here is our update this week. From Vinesh Phogat, Anju Bobby George and others, women in news list week.
Vinesh Phogat, Anju Bobby George and others, women in news last week
Navi Mumbai Girl Kills Mother
A Navi Mumbai teenager assassinates her mother and attempts to pass it off as suicide. This incident occurred on July 30. The Mumbai Girl is a 15-year-old MBBS aspirant from Navi Mumbai’s Airoli and is now allegedly responsible for murdering her mother at their home. The police have alleged that the teenage girl had strangled her 42-year-old mother to death with a karate belt after they fought over her preparations for the festival.
Kerela Government called out by Anju Bobby George Calls for not Announcing Cash Reward For Olympic Medallist
Ever since the Indian Men’s Hockey team has won the Bronze, the team is receiving a lot of appreciation. And PR Sreejesh of Kerala, the team’s goalkeeper also has been receiving a lot of appreciation. Yet no cash rewards have yet been announced. This was raised by the athlete Anju Bobby George who acknowledged in an interview with Mathrubhumi TV. “The claim that the Kerala government failed to award him is true,” she added. Many governments made announcements shortly after athletes received gold, even before they returned to their home countries. The Kerala government has not declared a reward in this instance, even after Sreejesh returned.”
Vinesh Phogat temporarily suspended from Olympics, she breaks silence on mental health
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) briefly banned Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat for indiscipline on August 10. Wrestling Federation of India for suspected indiscipline at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She declined to stay with the Indian contingent and did not wear the name of the official sponsor of the Indian squad, according to the federation.
Phogat is one of the top medal contenders in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. She has now opened up about her struggle with mental health and what really went wrong in the Olympic games.
“It’s as if I’m asleep in a dream, and nothing has even started. I’m speechless. I have no idea what is going on in my life. So much has been going on inside of me over the last week. It’s a tale of two hearts and two thoughts. “I have given my all to wrestling, and now is the time to leave,” said Vinesh Phogat, Zee News Reports.
She also confessed that she suffered from depression after switching weight classes in 2019. “When I lost weight in 2019, I was labelled with depression for three months. When I returned to Lucknow, things worsened. I would weep if a coach merely spoke in a slightly higher tone. The mental pressure on athletes is so intense that we are continually on the verge of collapsing. “
5-year-old murdered in Assam, suspected human sacrifice
In Assam’s Charaideo area, a five-year-old child was discovered killed. A human sacrifice case has been suspected, and an occult practitioner has been detained. A 5-year-old girl was murdered in what seems to be a human sacrifice. Authorities’ reports suggest that the girl was taken while sleeping from her home on a tea estate. It was the eldest sister of the girl who filed a missing complaint with Sefrai police station, reports She the People TV.
Mattel Faced Backlash for not including Asian Players in their Barbie collection
Toy company Mattel was chastised for not including an Asian Barbie doll in their Olympic Barbie dolls line. The business has apologised, stating that they have “fallen short” in that area.
#Barbie is committed to empowering girls to participate in sports by capturing the fun and friendship of the season, and inspiring kids to find the athlete within.🏅 #YouCanBeAnything #tokyo2020 #Olympics https://t.co/MFjn2ZhfvW pic.twitter.com/XftIDTaZMo
— Barbie (@Barbie) July 28, 2021
Vandana Katariya Receives the Tilu Rauteli Award
Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, paid a visit to hockey star Vandana Katariya’s home on Thursday and congratulated her. Katariya received the Tilu Rauteli award, as well as a monetary reward of Rs 25 lakh, for her outstanding performance at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Katariya will also be the face of the state’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme, which strives to educate girls.
Sushmita Dev Quits Congress Party
Former Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev resigned from the Congress Party today. She changed her Twitter bio and allegedly left the party’s WhatsApp group as well. Dev had also served as president of the All India Mahila Congress Morcha. Sushmita Dev sent her resignation letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi, citing no specific reason for her quitting.
So, this was all in this week’s wrap of women in the news last week. Stay tuned for next week.