Jwala Gutta Joins #MeToo Citing Mental Harassment by ‘Chief’

Jwala Gutta - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: Just a day after television series Tara's writer Vinta Nanda's explosive Tweets where she spoke about being raped by Sanskaari actor Alok Nath (Also Read: Bollywood’s Sanskaari Babuji Aloknath A Rapist: Tara Writer Vinta Nanda Recounts Horror In MeToo Campaign ), Indian badminton player, Jwala Gutta has also called out authorities in her sport. Jwala joined the #MeToo movement, by posting a series of tweets on Tuesday, alleging mental harassment and selection bias which she had to undergo in the past. Gutta who is also a former Commonwealth Games gold-medalist, reiterated her allegations of being targeted in the selection process. But she refrained from taking any names including Gopichand's name and said that "Maybe I should talk about the mental harassment I had to go through...#metoo," in her first tweet.

There was no mention of any sexual harassment and Jwala said that despite winning medals and ranked ninth in the world , she was kicked out of the Indian team.She spoke about the 'Chief' who was selected in 2006 to handle the team who was harassing her mentally from the beginning. Jwala Gutta also spoke about the mental harassment meted to her and about the alleged threats to her partners during her chequered career.

The Hyderabad-based shuttler is known to be a firebrand. Gutta has been vocal in expressing her opinions about the selection board's decisions for which she received much flak and which finally led to her exclusion from the Indian shuttle team . Jwala Gutta maintained she was sidelined further and Saina Nehwal and Olympic champion P V Sindhu were given more importance even though she was the doubles champion.

Post the 2016 Rio Olympics Jwala has refrained from playing professionally and is currently focused on her sports academy and is a member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI).

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