Athlete Santhi files complaint

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Recipient of several medals in international sports events, athlete Santhi Soundararajan who is currently working as a coach in the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu has filed a harassment complaint against a male colleague.

She alleged that he had been passing casteist remarks and also made fun of her gender. The athlete who belongs to a scheduled caste community said that an influential male colleague has been targeting her saying that she was not a woman and did not look like one. She named specific occasions where she was openly humiliated when she was coming out from the ladies toilet and she was asked why she was using the ladies toilet and not the men’s toilet. Her complaint has been taken on file and an enquiry will be conducted.

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