Protest wrestlers return to railway duty, refuse to end resistance against Brij Bhushan

New Delhi: Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat, who protested against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, have returned to their respective jobs at Northern Railway. Northern Railway gave this information on Monday.

Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, Northern Railway, said in a statement that the wrestlers have assumed their duties as Officers on Special Duty (OSD) for the Games on May 30 and 31.

Meanwhile, Sakshi said her agitation against Brij Bhushan will continue and she will carry out her duties in the railways “with satyagraha”.

Denying the misleading reports of withdrawing from the movement, Sakshi tweeted, “This news is absolutely false. None of us have backed down from the war of justice and will never do so. Along with the Satyagraha, the railways I am fulfilling my responsibility. Our struggle will continue till justice is delivered. Please don’t spread any fake news.”

Bajrang tweeted that the news of withdrawing the movement are just rumours. These news are being spread to harm us. We have neither backed down nor withdrawn the movement. The news of withdrawal of FIR of women wrestlers is also false. The fight will continue until justice is served.”

It should be noted that Olympic medalists Punia, Sakshi and Asian champion Vinesh Phogat are demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan. The former president of WFI has been accused of sexually assaulting seven female wrestlers, including a minor.

The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs against Brij Bhushan, one related to POCSO (protection of minors from sexual offences). Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Kaiserganj Brij Bhushan, however, has not been arrested yet.

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2023-06-05 21:32:59