Angry Indian women wrestlers are vilified for their smiles

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VIDEO. 'Info or Intox': Angry Indian women wrestlers vilified for smiling

While accusing the president of the Wrestling Federation of India of sexual harassment, two professional wrestlers had a photo of themselves altered to denigrate their protest movement. – (France 24)

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France 24 – Anthony Saint-Leger

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While accusing the president of the Wrestling Federation of India of sexual harassment, two professional wrestlers had a photo of themselves altered to denigrate their protest movement.

A photo of Indian wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat shows them smiling as they were arrested just after a demonstration on May 28. They marched against the president of the Indian Wrestling Federation, also a member of the ruling BJP party, who has been accused of sexual harassment. The image has actually been modified and corresponds to a denigration logic that also aims to discredit the protest movement.