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The government has given time till June 15 to the agitating wrestlers for their 5-point demands, including the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the outgoing president of the Wrestling Federation of India. Now the wrestlers have started the count down for this. Wrestlers will not accept anything less than the arrest of BJP MP Brij Bhushan.
Here, the minor who became the basis of the arrest has changed her statement in the Supreme Court. He has not spoken of exploitation in his statements, but of discrimination. These statements of the minor have raised doubts over the arrest of Brij Bhushan. In such a situation, it depends on the Supreme Court as to which statement of the minor it considers as the basis.
The Supreme Court has the details of the three statements made so far including the copy of the statements given by the minor to the police. This time the minor’s father has clarified that he changed the statement not because of greed, but because of fear. He said that I do not want to say who has threatened.
I have family too. If anything happens to me, my family will be ruined. I am scared. We had the anger of discrimination. Appealed inside the federation but they also did not listen. Some of the applications we gave were true and some were false. I have cleared the right and wrong by going to the court. My whole family is in depression.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and her husband Satyavrat Kadian came to meet Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.
Had a meeting with Sports Minister Anurag Thakur for 6 hours
Earlier on Wednesday, Wrestler Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik had a 6-hour marathon meeting with Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in Delhi on Wednesday. After the meeting, wrestler Sakshi Malik said- “The government has asked for time till June 15 to complete the investigation.”
Till then they have been appealed not to hold any protest. However, the movement of wrestlers is not over yet. Bajrang Punia said that he will discuss the meeting with the Khap representatives. Any decision will be reached only with everyone’s consent. Even on the question of Brij Bhushan’s arrest, the Sports Minister talked about the completion of the investigation and action on its basis.
Elections will be held till June 30, names of 2 coaches proposed
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said- “There was a positive discussion on a sensitive issue in a good atmosphere. In the meeting, after investigating the allegations, file a charge sheet by June 15, elect WFI by June 30, form an internal complaints committee headed by a woman president in WFI, propose the names of 2 coaches on the Adhoc Committee of IOA till the election of WFI, and In the election of the Federation, an agreement was reached with the players on opinion polling.
Wrestlers had demanded that the outgoing President Brij Bhushan Singh and his relatives should not come after being elected. Women players should get security as per their requirement. There was a demand to withdraw those players, akhadas or coaches against whom there are cases.
What has happened so far in the wrestlers’ dharna?