New Delhi. The government assured the wrestlers who have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar for two days to resolve their grievances. After this, the wrestlers ended their strike on Friday late night. As the first step to resolve their grievances, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has come under attack, is being relieved of his post of president. After the second round of talks with Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, other wrestlers including Vinesh Phogat, Banjrag Punia, Sakshi Malik and Ravi Dahiya decided to end their strike.
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said after the marathon meeting that it has been decided to form a monitoring committee whose names will be announced on Saturday. The committee will complete the inquiry in four weeks. It will seriously investigate all allegations of financial or sexual harassment against the WFI and its president. He told that till the completion of the investigation, Brij Bhushan Singh will stay away from the federation and cooperate in the investigation, while the monitoring committee will look after the day-to-day work of WFI.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 02:14 IST