Several wrestlers continue to protest against former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan despite calls from the government to trust the ongoing police probe. Farmers today will hold a ‘mahapanchayat’ to discuss the issue.
To show solidarity with the wrestlers, farmers will hold a ‘mahapanchayat’ to address the matter.
In its announcement, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said that a gathering of all khaps will take place in Muzaffaranagar of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
Many representatives of khaps and their leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana will come along to discuss the wrestlers’ protest.
BKU leader Naresh Tikait on Tuesday persuaded wrestlers not to immerse their medals into the Ganga river.
On Tuesday, Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat and Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik went to Harodwar to immerse their medals due to no action against the WFI Chief Brij Bhushan. However, they postponed their decision to give last five-day deadline to the police to take an action.
Since April 23, the top wrestlers have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar against Brij Bhushan over several allegations of sexual harassment of female athletes including of a minor.
Meanwhile, Brij Bhushan who is also a BJP MP has repeatedly denied the allegations and has said that he is ready to be hanged if the allegations against him are proven.