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Centre Invites Wrestlers For Talks On Charges Against WFI Chief

Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, had resumed their jobs with the Railways on Monday

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Women wrestlers at Jantar Mantar previously

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said in a late-night tweet that the Centre has invited wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for talks regarding their grievances, days after they met with Home Minister Amit Shah.

The wrestlers and Shah met on Saturday. Sakshi Malik stated, "We met Home Minister Amit Shah, and it was a normal conversation," in a statement to the news agency ANI. Our only demand is to get Brij Bhushan Singh arrested.

Following this, a media source stated that the protest leaders, Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, had resumed their jobs with the Railways on Monday. When asked if they had stopped participating, Malik said that nobody was leaving the protest, and it would continue as planned.

Since the beginning of this year, Punia, Malik, and Phogat have been holding demonstrations to demand the resignation and arrest of the WFI chief on charges of sexual harassment. Despite the implementation of Section 144 in the region, wrestlers had planned a march and protest in front of the new Parliament on May 28. The Delhi police detained them while they were traveling, and a FIR was registered against them under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 147, 149, 186, 188, 332, 353, and Section 3 of the PDPP Act. The Delhi Police also cleaned up the protest location.

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