India: Women Wrestlers Announce Cancellation of Protests After Meeting with Sports Minister

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Women wrestlers in India have announced the cancellation of their planned protests following a meeting with the Sports Minister.

According to reports in the Indian media, the women wrestlers had a lengthy meeting with Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, after which they declared that they will not proceed with the protests until further notice.

The decision to cancel the protests comes after the wrestlers had earlier announced their intention to hold demonstrations until June 15th.

The women wrestlers stated that they received assurances from the Sports Minister regarding their demands and have decided to give the government an opportunity to fulfill their requests.

It should be noted that the women wrestlers had been protesting in New Delhi for several weeks, alleging sexual harassment by the chief of the Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The situation took a violent turn a few days ago when the New Delhi police used force against the protesting wrestlers and made several arrests. The police have also recorded statements from more than 10 wrestlers regarding the allegations against the federation’s chief.

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