Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the departing president of the Wrestling Federation of India and a Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker, is accused of sexually abusing some female wrestlers.
A “khap mahapanchayat” in Haryana’s Kurukshetra sought his arrest on Friday and given the government till June 9 to comply.
The meeting discussed the protest on the wrestlers’ issue and the next steps to be taken.
Rakesh Tikait, the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), told reporters after the “mahapanchayat” that WFI chief Singh ought to be detained.
He claimed that if the government does not respond to the demand by June 9, the agitation will be stepped up, panchayats will be held all over the nation, and the wrestlers will return to Jantar Mantar in Delhi to protest.
From several locations, including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, representatives of various khaps and farmers’ organisations arrived in Jat Dharamshala.