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Sakshi Malik Retirement: Star Wrestler Drops Major Hint On Possible U-Turn After WFI Suspension

Wrestler Malik has dropped a major hint on her retirement decision and also stated that the wrestlers' protest is not directed towards the government but a single individual, former WFI chairman Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

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The Wrestling Federation Of India (WFI) was dissolved on Sunday by the newly elected executive committee (EC), and that has seen former wrestler Sakshi Malik drop a major hint in considering her retirement. Malik said that she would reconsider her decision after the next governing body is constituted. (More Wrestling News)

"I will tell you about the decision according to the federation that would be formed," said Malik. 

She added that the wrestlers' protest is not directed towards the governement but one individual, the former-WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is being prosecuted for alleged sexual harrasement from Sakshi and other wrestlers.

On Sunday, the Union Sports Ministry led by Anurag Thakur took a significant step by calling off the wrestling body's services and its office holders. The government stated that the decision was 'hurried' after the newly elected WFI president Sanjay Singh had said that the U-15 and U-20 wrestling nationalities will be scheduled end of this year. However, the announcement was in violation of the WFI's constituition, according to the ministry, and said the potential participants weren't informed of the call.

Malik praised the government's decision but asked for more information behind the reasoning.

"I have not seen anything in writing yet. I don't know whether only Sanjay Singh has been suspended or the entire body has been suspended. Our fight was not with the government. Our fight is for women wrestlers, I have announced my retirement but want the upcoming wrestlers should get justice," she said.

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