Since April, wrestlers in Delhi have protested in Jantar Mantar under the leadership of Bajrang Ponia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Pogat. Brij Bhushan Singh, president of the WFI has been accused of sexually harassing several wrestlers including a child.
The situation got out of control when the Delhi Police detained famous wrestlers like Sakshi malik, Phogat sister, etc. for marching toward the parliament. Recent reports suggest that Sakshi has disassociated herself from the protest. The petition that was filed by a female minor wrestler in Patiala House Court accusing Brij Bhushan Singh of sexual harassment has been withdrawn.
The protesters and Indian Home Minister Amit Shah met at Amit’s official residence on Saturday. Malik is said to have returned to her former position at Northern Railway after withdrawing her name. The media raised many questions about the Olympic medalist, which she answered in a tweet.
She wrote, in a tweet that was translated: “This information is totally wrong. We will not give up the fight for justice. In Railways, I fulfill my responsibility along with Satyagraha. Our fight will continue until justice is served. Please do not spread any false news.” Malik said she would fight for justice, and then complete her responsibilities in the railways.
Sashki sends heartfelt message to victims of tragic train crash in Odisha amid wrestler’s protest
In Balasore in Odisha, India, one of the worst rail accidents in recent history occurred. A collision between three trains caused over 250 fatalities and 900 injuries.
Sakshi, who works in the Delhi division’s commercial department, took to Twitter to pray for the injured passengers and the deceased. She wrote, “The news about the train crash in Odisha was very sad and painful.” I am praying to God that the injured will recover quickly. “May God grant peace to those who have died and strength to their families to endure this pain as a thunderclap.”
Sashki’s message on Twitter expressed sympathy for the victims, their families and the urgent need to improve safety measures in India’s railway system.