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India wrestler says hurt by PM Modi's silence on protest


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Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik says she is "hurt" that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not yet commented on the allegations of sexual misconduct against the outgoing wrestling federation of India (WFI) chief.

"When we won medals, he [Mr Modi] invited us home for lunch, he treated us with so much love and respect. It does hurt that he is now silent over this issue," Malik, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic wrestling medal, told the BBC.

She is among a group of top Indian wrestlers who have been protesting for months, demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is also an influential MP from Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Mr Singh denies all the allegations against him.

Delhi police have opened two cases against the MP based on the testimonies of seven athletes who accuse Mr Singh of harassing them for years. As one of the complaints is from a minor, police have invoked the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. Mr Singh has said that the law was being misused. He has been questioned by police but not arrested yet.

Malik and other top wrestlers temporarily suspended their agitation last week after they met Sports Minister Anurag Thakur who promised to complete the investigation against Mr Singh by 15 June.

"Depending on how strong the charges against him are, we will decide our next course of action. But our fight for justice is far from over," Malik said.

"Mr Modi should definitely get involved and ensure that the police investigation is impartial. All we really want is a fair and proper investigation," she added.

The government has also promised that neither Mr Singh, nor any of his close associates, would have a role in the new wrestling federation which will be elected by 4 July. But the wrestlers say he's an influential man and only his arrest would stop him from interfering in the federation's affairs.

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