27, Jul 2015
The Mahapanchayat is being purportedly held over incidents of “regular eve-teasing” of girls.
Written by Maulshree Seth | Bareilly | Published:July 27, 2015 12:00 am
VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi’s call for a “Beti Bachao Mahapanch-ayat” in Bareilly’s Paharpur village on July 27 has sparked tension in the area.
The Mahapanchayat is being purportedly held over incidents of “regular eve-teasing” of girls from Thakur-dominated Paharpur, allegedly at the hands of boys from the neighbouring Tanda village, while crossing a river on the way to school.
While BJP leaders camped in the village to take credit for the arrest of five boys, who belonged to the Muslim community, they insisted that the Mahapanchayat was Sadhvi Prachi’s brainchild and party had nothing to do with it.
However, the local Ittehad-e-Millat Council MLA Shazil Islam, who shifted his loyalties to the ruling Samajwadi Party in 2012, said that he had conveyed to senior police officers that Sadhvi’s arrival would certainly disturb peace in the area.