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Haryana CM toes Khaps` line on sub-caste marriages

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said he was not in favour of marriage in the same subcaste, toeing the line of Khap panchayats or self-style caste councils which have demanded a ban on it.



Manesar: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda today said he was not in favour of marriage in the
same subcaste, toeing the line of Khap panchayats or
self-style caste councils which have demanded a ban on it.

"Not allowing marriage in the same gotra is
part of our customs.... It is not limited to any particular
caste," he told reporters on the sidelines of a programme.

In Rohtak yesterday, Hooda had expressed similar
sentiments saying "marriage within the same gotra is not
appropriate".

Hooda`s young party colleague and MP from Kurukshetra
Navin Jindal had attended a Khap Mahapanchayat at Kaithal last
month and promised to take up with the high command their
demand for an amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act to ban same
gotra marriages.

After the diktats of Khap panchayats against couples
who had married in the same subcaste sparked an outrage, the
chief minister had said that no one will be allowed to take
the law into their hands.

Hooda yesterday said that the Khap Panchayats must
also work as per the law of the land in sorting out marriage
disputes.

-PTI

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