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Business News/ News / 'Didn't get reaction we wanted': Protesting wrestlers say meeting with Amit Shah 'inconclusive'

'Didn't get reaction we wanted': Protesting wrestlers say meeting with Amit Shah 'inconclusive'

Protesting wrestlers who met with Amit Shah say they did not get the reaction they were looking for from him

Protesting Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Shashi Malik (Hindustan Times)Premium
Protesting Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Shashi Malik (Hindustan Times)

Protesting wrestlers who met Amit Shah a few days ago over their complaint against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh have said that they did not get the reaction they wanted from the Union home minister. Satyawrat Kadian, the husband of wrestler Sakshi Malik, said the meeting with Amit Shah was "inconclusive".

A delegation of the protesting wrestlers reportedly met Union Home Minister Amit Shah here late Saturday. Amit Shah is said to have told the wrestlers that the law remains the same for everyone.

However, Satyawrat Kadian said the protesting wrestlers didn't get the reaction they were looking for from the home minister over sexual harassment complaints against wrestling body chief Brij Bhushan.

"We didn’t get the reaction we wanted from the Home Minister so we came out of the meeting. We are chalking out our strategy for the future course of the protest. We will not back down," Satyawrat Kadian was quoted as saying.

The meeting between Amit Shah and the protesting wrestlers was held late Saturday night, a few days after the grapplers held a protest march towards the new Parliament building on the day it was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. The wrestlers were detained and allegedly manhandled by the police during their march. Also Read | 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team ‘distressed, disturbed’ on manhandling of wrestlers

Meanwhile, wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia have rejoined their posts as OSD (Sports) in Indian Railways. Grapplers protesting against Brij Bhushan Singh have denied that they have backed down from the protest, with Satyawart Kadian saying that reports of they stepping down from the protest are false and "neither have they compromised, nor will they step back".

"Neither we have compromised, nor we will step back. All this is fake, we will not take back this protest. We will stay united and keep protesting for justice. Fake news is being spread to weaken us... The entire nation is against Delhi Police," said the wrestler to the media.

Earlier, Bajrang Punia had also tweeted that wrestlers have not stepped back.

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Updated: 05 Jun 2023, 08:49 PM IST
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