Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over assist of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is ‘failing’ sports activities neighborhood

Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over assist of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is ‘failing’ sports activities neighborhood

Dutt tweeted in assist of the scores of people who attended celebrations of the spiritual occasion on 14 April, saying, ‘nobody within the Kumbh Mela is reaching there illegally, persons are following all protocols, nobody is spitting on the safety and medical workers, nobody is working away after hiding from the administration.’

Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over support of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is 'failing' sports community

File picture of Abhinav Bindra. PTI

Indian capturing legend Abhinav Bindra on Saturday condemned fellow Olympic medal winner Yogeshwar Dutt for the wrestler’s tweet about devotees on the Kumbh Mela.

On 14 April, Dutt had tweeted in assist of the scores of people who attended celebrations of the spiritual occasion, saying, “Nobody within the Kumbh Mela is reaching there illegally, persons are following all protocols, nobody is spitting on the safety and medical workers, nobody is working away after hiding from the administration.”

His tweet additionally appeared to reference the Tablighi Jamaat assembly in March 2020 that was extensively criticised for flouting COVID-19 rules.

On Saturday, Bindra replied to the tweet, saying, “Athletes are recognized to maintain their eye on the ball, their focus unwavering and to not get distracted by what’s most necessary presently — saving lives, discovering cures THAT can work and exhibiting compassion and empathy for many who are dropping family members.”

“You’re failing the whole sports activities neighborhood with this,” he added.

Bindra, India’s solely particular person Olympic gold medallist to this point, additionally questioned the logic behind permitting the Kumbh Mela to be held in any respect in one other reply to Dutt’s tweet. “Ought to the Khumb Mela even be held whereas an infectious pandemic lays waste to india? A virus doesn’t discriminate between religions (sic).”


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