Ace sprinter Dutee Chand faces Ire for revealing same-sex relationship
Dutee Chand, Asian Games, Olympics
Dutee Chand speaking during a press conference at Hyderabad

Ace Sprinter Dutee Chand Faces Ire for Revealing Same-Sex Relationship

Same-Sex relationships have always been a taboo topic in Indian culture owing to the conservative societies. The ace Indian athlete Dutee Chand is one of the victims of taboo thinking. Dutee claimed of being threatened of expulsion by her family for having a same-sex relationship. Meanwhile, her fans are continuing to support her over social media.

A few hours back, the Indian sprinter revealed her relationship with a girl of her village. She refused to reveal her “soulmate’s” name so as not to let her become “the centre of undue attention”.

Dutee Chand’s revelations left her sister fuming:

Dutee Chand
Dutee Chand has been a fascination for sprinters. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Dutee has a record of the 100m race to her name, while she won two silver medals at the Asian Games 2018.

Dutee has been India’s first athlete to come forth and accept her sexuality. It came after the historic decision made by the Supreme Court, last year. But her family is not willing to stand with the Indian athlete in her decision. Where Dutee claims of being threatened of imprisonment, her elder sister says that her partner has vested interests to lure property.

Dutee says, “My elder sister wields power and authority over my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she didn’t like his wife. She has threatened that the same will happen with me also,” Dutee told PTI.

“My elder sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship” Dutee added.

Dutee said that her parents have not yet objected over her decision. But the knowledge of being an adult and the right to make her own decisions has led her to make her relationship public

Currently, the athlete now is preparing for the Olympics and is ready to face any repercussions thrown at her and her unknown partner.