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Wrestler Protest: Won’t participate in Asian games if issues not resolved: Sakshee Malikkh

New Delhi: Sakshee Malikkh, one of the key wrestlers protesting against Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh, on Saturday said that they would only participate in Asian games after their issues would be resolved.  interacting with media persons in Sonipat, she said that we could not understand what they went through mentally […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: Jun 10, 2023 14:46 IST
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New Delhi: Sakshee Malikkh, one of the key wrestlers protesting against Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh, on Saturday said that they would only participate in Asian games after their issues would be resolved. 

interacting with media persons in Sonipat, she said that we could not understand what they went through mentally each day. 

“We will participate in Asian Games only when all these issues will be resolved. You can’t understand what we’re going through mentally each day,” said Sakshee Malikkh. 

The Centre on Wednesday assured protesting wrestlers that the police investigation will be completed by June 15 and asked them not to stage protests until then.

This came after ace wrestlers Sakshee Malikhh and Bajrang Punia met Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur at the latter’s residence earlier in the day after the former called them for talks amidst the ongoing demand of arresting Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Talking to media persons after the meeting, athlete Bajrang Punia said “We had a discussion on some issues. Police investigation should be completed by 15th June and the minister has requested us not to hold protests until then.”

The wrestler said they asked the union minister to withdraw all the FIRs filed against wrestlers who have been protesting against WFI chief and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhushan.

Also Read: Wrestlers Protest: Centre assures athletes to complete probe by June 15

First published on: Jun 10, 2023 02:46 PM IST

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