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India Women Hockey Captain Rani Rampal

India girls hockey captain Rani Rampal has termed the alleged casteist slurs hurled at teammate Vandana Katariya’s household as ‘shameful’. According to stories, Vandana’s household has alleged {that a} group of youths of their locality in Haridwar burst crackers whereas dancing in celebration as they handed casteist remarks at them after India misplaced to Argentina within the semi-final match of the ladies’s hockey on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

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During an emotional interplay with the media a day after they missed out on bronze a medal after struggling an in depth 3-Four defeat by the hands of Great Britain, Rani mentioned such remarks are uncalled for because the numerous set of gamers comes from totally different areas of the nation however once they play as a staff, they symbolize one nation.

“We make so many sacrifices to do finest for our nation. And then to see what’s occurring to our household, particularly with what occurred to Vandana is admittedly shameful. We come from totally different religions & areas. But after we are taking part in, we’re representing one nation – India,” Rani mentioned whereas answering a query on the alleged incident on Saturday.

However, Rani additionally mentioned that the quantity of respect she was witnessed for ladies’s hockey since their dramatic turnaround on the Tokyo Olympics is unprecedented.

“The respect we have now seen for (girls’s) hockey is unprecedented. People have praised us for our efficiency. Others (these passing unsavory remarks) must study from these,” she mentioned.

Meanwhile, Police has arrested one particular person after a grievance was lodged by Vandana’s brother owing to a heated argument between members of his household and the boys concerned within the incident.

Vandana although refused to remark something on the matter.

“I gained’t prefer to touch upon this matter. I’ve heard just a little bit about it. I’ve spoken to my household they usually mentioned all is effectively with them. The police is investigating this,” Katariya mentioned after India’s fourth-place end – their finest ever present at an Olympics.

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