Delhi's Jantar Mantar has become a hub of ongoing protests by wrestlers, who are demanding action against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for alleged sexual harassment.
In a show of solidarity, Khap representatives from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan gathered at Meham's renowned Chaubisi Chabutra on Sunday for a significant panchayat, organized by Mehar Singh Nambardar, the head of Chaubisi Sarv Khap Panchayat.
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1500 leaders are expected to participate in the panchayat
Approximately 1500 leaders are expected to participate in the panchayat, where a committee comprising 31 selected Khap representatives will be formed. The convergence of Khap representatives from different states underscores the urgency of addressing the concerns raised by the protesting wrestlers.
The confrontation between the Wrestling Federation of India and the aggrieved wrestlers has reached a stalemate, prompting the grapplers to announce their next course of action during the panchayat. Among the prominent wrestlers participating in the protests are Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat, who have been rallying at Delhi's Jantar Mantar since April 23.
Outcome of the panchayat to set stage for further actions
As the panchayat unfolds, discussions will revolve around charting a way forward, ensuring that the voices of the protesting wrestlers are heard, and appropriate measures are taken to address their grievances.
The outcome of the panchayat will undoubtedly shape the ongoing struggle and set the stage for further actions aimed at achieving justice and accountability in the realm of Indian wrestling.