BJP chief Sonali Phogat on Thursday batted for lively participation of ladies in Khap Panchayats or caste-councils, saying she’s going to wish to work to see it occur.
Sonali Phogat, who had allegedly thrashed a authorities official accusing him of creating indecent remarks towards her, was arrested just lately and granted bail by a Hisar court docket on the identical day.
After the incident, Binain Khap, one of many state’s outstanding caste-councils, had given the state authorities an ultimatum to arrest Ms Phogat in per week.
A TikTok star-turned-politician, Ms Phogat had accused Khap panchayat members of not supporting her and being mute spectators as an alternative when a person “indulged” in her “character assassination”.
Speaking to reporters at Adampur in Hisar district on Thursday, Ms Phogat referred to the federal government official’s alleged indecent remarks towards her and the following assist he drew from a piece of Khap, and mentioned she has concluded that ladies ought to have lively participation in Khaps’ affairs.
She additionally mentioned she would additionally work for connecting ladies with Khaps, that are managed by males.
“During the past 25 days of this episode, I have arrived at the conclusion that an (active) role should be there for women in Khap Panchayats and I will play a role in connecting women to Khaps,” she mentioned.
Replying to a query, Ms Phogat appeared to melt her stand in the direction of the Khaps, and mentioned, “I respect Khap Panchayats and do not treat them wrong in this (on one Khap supporting the official). Panchayat is like a mother. The way a mother does not discriminate among her children, Khaps also make impartial decisions.”
She, nevertheless, raised questions over the shortage of girl’s participation in Khap Panchayats.
“But where are women in them, where are women? Will only men run society? Women constitute half of the population in any society or any country, and any nation or state which does not take its women along, can never make progress,” she mentioned.