Thousands of farmers, student organisations and kisan and mazdoor unions are expected to reach at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Sunday to extend their support and express solidarity with women wrestlers who have levelled allegations of sexual harassment against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
A meeting was held on this regard at Meham Chaubisi Chabutara. According to reports, more than 20 khaps leaders announced their decision to travel to Delhi on Sunday and urged people from Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan to come in large numbers to support the wrestlers.
The meeting was presided over by Mehar Singh Nambardar, the head of Meham Chaubisi Sarv Khap. He condemned the alleged mistreatment of wrestlers by the police on Wednesday night.
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The purpose of this battle, according to Nambardar, is to defend the honor of daughters who have accused BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment. He is also accused the BJP of attempting to divert attention from the issue by calling the protest a matter concerning only one state’s girls.
The complainants have accused Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of repeatedly attempting to touch them inappropriately, but he has not been arrested by the Delhi police. Similarly, Haryana minister Sandeep Singh, who faces similar allegations, still holds a ministerial position, and the Chandigarh police have also failed to arrest him.