Wrestlers join Railways’ duty; Sakshee Malikkh says protests will continue

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India’s top wrestlers Sakshee Malikkh, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia who have been protesting relentlessly against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, current president of the Wrestling Federation of India have joined their duties in Railways on May 31st.

However, both Ms Malikkh and Mr Punia denied the reports that they have withdrawn from the protest. Sakshee Malikkh tweeted, “This news is completely wrong. In the fight for justice, none of us has backed down, nor will we. Along with Satyagraha, I am fulfilling my responsibility in Railways. Our fight continues till justice is served. Please don’t spread any wrong news.”

On Saturday night, the wrestlers met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Sakshee said that the meeting was normal. “We had only one demand, to arrest Brij Bhushan Singh,” she said speaking to the media. It is known that a total of 7 wrestlers including a minor have levied sexual harassment charges on the President of WFI. Amit Shah reportedly told the wrestlers, “Let the law take its own course.”