Anurag Thakur, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in India, in a recent tweet, expressed the central government’s willingness to engage in a ‘discussion’ with the protesting wrestlers. He wrote,
“The government is willing to have a discussion with the wrestlers on their issues. I have once again invited the wrestlers for the same.”
The government is willing to have a discussion with the wrestlers on their issues.
I have once again invited the wrestlers for the same.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) June 6, 2023
This announcement came after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with a delegation of wrestlers.
While there are reports suggesting that the minor has withdrawn her complaint, it is important to note that the FIR (First Information Report) under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against Singh, as well as another FIR based on complaints by six adult women wrestlers, are still in place.
According to sources, several individuals with notable credentials, including a gold medallist in the Commonwealth Games, an international referee, and a coach at the state level, have reportedly supported the allegations made by at least three female wrestlers. The Delhi Police have officially documented the statements of these individuals, as well as approximately 125 potential witnesses from four different states.