Women’s Hockey Player Vandana Katariya On Caste Slurs At Family


'Police Is Investigating': Women's Hockey Player Vandana Katariya On Caste Slurs At Family

Caste slurs have been hurled at Vandana Katariya’s household after India misplaced to Argentina in hockey


Indian girls’s hockey staff ahead Vandana Katariya on Friday sought to avoid commenting on the allegedly casteist slurs hurled at her household after the facet misplaced to Argentina within the Olympic semifinals, saying that the police is probing the incident.

Soon after the Indian staff went all the way down to Argentina within the semifinal on Wednesday, two males danced and burst firecrackers outdoors Vandana Katariya’s home within the Roshnabad space of Haridwar in a gesture of mockery, an official at SIDCUL police station stated.

When some members of Ms Katariya’s household got here out listening to the noise, the 2 males additionally handed casteist remarks towards them, saying the staff had misplaced as a result of it had too many Dalit gamers in it, the official informed information company PTI.

“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 is investigating this,” Ms Katariya stated after the staff”s fourth-place end within the Games right here following a 3-4 loss to Great Britain within the bronze play-off.

Police arrested one particular person after a criticism was lodged by Ms Katariya’s brother owing to a heated argument between members of his household and the 2 males concerned within the incident.

The arrested man, recognized as Vijay Pal, has been booked underneath part 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code and the SC-ST Act, the official stated.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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