Wrestlers' protest: Khap panchayat leaders to meet President, mull further actions
Muzaffarnagar, June 1: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said that Khap representative will meet the President and the government on the issue of the wrestlers' protest. He also stated that More decisions will be taken at Kurukshetra tomorrow (June 2).
"A Khap representative will meet the President and the government. Khap and these women (protesting wrestlers) won't be defeated. More decisions will be taken at Kurukshetra tomorrow," Rakesh Tikait said at Khap maha panchayat in support of protesting wrestlers in UP's Muzaffarnagar.
Haryana's farmers and khaps have been extending their support to the wrestlers. Tikait, who urged the wrestlers not to throw their medals into the Ganga on Monday, stated that he will leave no stone untouched.
"I told them don't immerse the medals in the Ganga, put them up for auction. The entire world will come forward and ask you to stop the auction."
The wrestlers had travelled to Haridwar on Monday, a day after a huge Delhi Police crackdown on their protest, intending to immerse their medals in Ganga. They finally backed down after the intervention of Tikait, the head of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, and Haryana khap leaders.
Since January, the wrestlers have been on the warpath, seeking action against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, whom they accused of sexually harassing seven athletes, including a minor.
- With inputs from agencies