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Govt promises action in rape of minor on panchayat diktat

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:36

The heinous rape of a 10-year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha today with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action.

‘Nobody should be allowed to take law into hands’

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 23:23

RLD chief Ajit Singh on Monday sought to put a lid on the controversy saying that nobody should be allowed to take law into their hands.

RLD supports UP panchayat’s Taliban-style diktat

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 15:22

Rashtriya Lok Dal and All India Jat Arakshan Samiti have come out in support of the Talibani-style diktat of an UP panchayat in Baghpat.

Uttarakhand: Diktat prohibiting women from taking up jobs withdrawn

Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011, 16:05

The diktat by a local panchayat in Uttarakhand`s Haridwar district prohibiting women from taking up jobs has been withdrawn.

Nicole slaps “no eye contact” diktat

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 15:52

Kidman likes being watched on the big screen, but not in the make-up chair.

Dalit woman, son humiliated on panchyat`s diktat

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010, 21:09

In Bulandshahr, on a panchyat`s diktat, a dalit woman and her son were made to sit on a buffalo with their faces blackened and were paraded around a village.

Teacher wins fight against burqa diktat

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 15:37

A teacher at West Bengal`s first Muslim University, who was not allowed to hold classes after she defied the students` union diktat to wear a burqa, has finally won her battle following the intervention of a state minister.

Khap lifts social boycott diktat after 22 years

Last Updated: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 15:28

It took nearly 22 years for a village khap panchayat (caste council) in Haryana to lift the diktat of social boycott of a family.

Dalit beaten to death for defying diktat

Last Updated: Sunday, June 06, 2010, 16:50

A Dalit youth was beaten to death allegedly by some villagers after he attended a wedding function, defying a diktat, police said here Sunday.

Khap withdraws diktat issued to newly-wed couple

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 21:50

A Khap Panchayat in Haryana withdrew its diktat asking a newly-wed couple of the same `gotra` to annul their marriage or leave the village after they rejected the order and police intervened.