'Fake news': Sakshee Malikkh denies withdrawing from wrestlers' protest

Malikkh said she has rejoined her Railways duty but will continue the protest

INDIA-WRESTLING/PROTESTS (File) Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and Sakshee Malikkh address a news conference | PTI

Olympic medal-winning wrestler Sakshee Malikkh took to Twitter today to clarify that reports of her leaving the wrestlers' protest against Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, are wrong. She said that the “fight will continue till they get justice”.

Malikkh, along with several other Olympic and World Championship medal-winning wrestlers like Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat, have been agitating for the arrest of BJP MP and WFI chief Singh, who is accused of sexually harassing several female grapplers, including a minor.

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Earlier in the day, there were reports that she had left the agitation and reported back to duty at the Northern Railways. While she clarified that she had indeed resumed her Railways duty, she said that neither she, nor her fellow wrestlers, have backed out of the protest.

The protesting wrestlers, reportedly, had sought a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah after their five-day deadline for action against Singh ended on Saturday. The home minister met the wrestlers late on Saturday night.

The wrestlers demanded an impartial probe and quick action against Singh. Shah assured them that law remains same for everyone and that it “will take its own course”.


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