Hockey Captain Rani Rampal On Caste Slurs At Player’s Family


'Shameful': Hockey Captain On Caste Slurs At Vandana Katariya's Family

Vandana Kataria has steered away from the controversy, saying police are investigating (File)

New Delhi:

The gamers come from all areas of the nation, however they play for the Indian flag, underlined hockey workforce captain Rani Rampal, denouncing the “shameful act” of creating casteist remarks towards participant Vandana Kataria’s household after the workforce’s loss within the Olympics semifinals.

Forward Vandana Katariya’s brother, Chandra Shekhar, filed a police grievance that males danced and burst firecrackers exterior their house within the Roshnabad space of Haridwar in a gesture of mockery quickly after the hockey workforce misplaced to Argentina. The accused additionally mentioned the Indian workforce misplaced the sport because of gamers from a selected caste, he mentioned in his grievance.

“Whatever happened with Vandana’s family was a shameful act. I just want to tell people to rise above casteism. Our religions are different, we come from different parts of the country but when we play, we play for the Indian flag,” workforce captain Rani Rampal mentioned as we speak.

A 3rd particular person within the case was arrested this morning, whereas two brothers, of their early 20s, have been arrested on Thursday. The arrested males have been charged below part 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code and the SC/ST Act, mentioned an official.

“I won’t like to comment on this matter. I have heard a little bit about it. I have spoken to my family and they said all is well with them. The police are investigating this,” Ms Katariya mentioned after the workforce’s 3-4 loss to Great Britain within the bronze play-off.

Commenting on the difficulty, filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan mentioned regardless of the achievements, the “burden of caste will always rear its ugly head”.

“No matter how much we achieve in life, how many of our generations prosper, how rich & powerful we become, the burden of Caste will always rear its ugly head. It is the rock we carry up the Sisyphusian mountain of dignity. It is the one #VandanaKatariya carries,” the director of Masaan tweeted.


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