Attention PM: Wrestlers Announce ‘Mahila Mahapanchayat’ Outside New Parliament Building

New Delhi: The protesting wrestlers will attend a ‘mahila mahapanchayat’ outside the new Parliament building on May 28 – the day it is due to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The decision was taken at a mahapanchayat called by Maham Chaubisi khap, a cluster of 24 villages in Haryana’s Rohtak district, reported Hindustan Times.

The wrestlers’ 15-day ultimatum to the government to arrest former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh ended today.

“We had declared that we’ll take some big decisions today if Singh is not arrested in 15 days. It has been decided that a mahila mahapanchayat will be held outside the new parliament building on May 28 and the wrestlers will attend,” Tokyo Olympics bronze-medallist Bajrang Punia said.

“We urge women from all over India to join us. This is a battle for our daughters. Soon, we’ll take to social media to request women to reach Delhi by next Sunday,” Punia added.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait attended mahapanchayat along with representatives of farmer organisations, women groups and khaps.

“It is a shame that the women of this country have to sit on pavements to seek justice and yet there is no action from the government. Why is one man (Singh) so important to this government? I feel there are two different laws in this country, one for common citizen and another for powerful people such as Singh,” Punia said.

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