Wrestlers protest: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Saturday said that the agitating players will decide their next line of action only after discussing with Khap Panchayats. Today's maha panchayat in Sonepat called on behalf of agitating wrestlers who have been demanding the resignation of outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Singh over allegations of sexual harassment.
Earlier, a 'khap mahapanchayat' spearheaded by Rakesh Tikait demanded the arrest of WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexually harassing some women wrestlers, and gave the government time till June 9 to act on its demand.
"Whatever talks we had with the govt, we will discuss that with the people who are supporting and standing with us..." said wrestler Bajrang Punia on Panchayat held in Sonipat over wrestlers issue.
What was discussed
According to reports, it was discussed that now that the POCSO act may not be used against the WFI president, Brij Bhushan Singh might get bail. Because of this, only a case of molestation will be filed against him. In such circumstances, a new strategy has to be chalked out. It was also decided that nothing less than the arrest of Brij Bhushan will be accepted. The panchayats have decided to pursue the next step only after June 15.
(With inputs from Piyush Mishra and Shoiab Raza)