Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has convened a ‘mahapanchayat’ at Sauram village in Muzaffarnagar district on Thursday to debate points concerning the continuing protest by wrestlers and evolve a method for a similar.

Khap and farmer leaders from UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Punjab will probably be attending the occasion.

The protesting wrestlers, nevertheless, is not going to attend the Maha panchayat.

Sarv khap (an umbrella physique of khaps) secretary Subhash Balyan mentioned, “As many as 365 khaps are there in India, and we have informed all of them over phone and also on Facebook. A total of 28 khaps from western UP — such as Balyan, Deshwal, Rathi, Nirwal, Panwar, Beniwal Hudda, Latian, Ghatian, Ahlawat, etc — will join the panchayat.”

Naresh Tikait, who can be the chief of Balyan khap, mentioned that “If the government wants, this dispute can end immediately. The khaps want Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP MP Bhushan arrested, and the court of law should decide the matter.”

On Tuesday, among the nation’s high wrestlers — together with Olympic medallists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, and Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat — accompanied by a whole lot of supporters had gathered on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar, threatening to immerse their World and Olympic medals within the holy river, however refrained after khap and farmer leaders satisfied them not to take action. The khap leaders have sought 5 days’ time to deal with their grievances.

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