Khap Panchayats part of old traditions: Haryana CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said Khap Panchayats have been part of old traditions and playing a crucial role in 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' government programme for the girl child.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar praises Khap Panchayats

Heaping praises on Khap Panchayats, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said these groups have always been a significant contributor in resolving social issues and are part of "our traditions".

Shocking: Jodhpur panchayat slaps Woman fined Rs 16 lakh for seeking annulment of child marriage

Jodhpur panchayat slaps Woman fined Rs 16 lakh for seeking annulment of child marriage

Khap body holds meeting ahead of protest on May 11

The Sarv Jat Khap Panchayat today held a meeting at Narvana area here to make preparations for the protest be held at Jantar Mantar on May 11.

HC upholds jail term for 9 men who married off minors in 1994

The Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction of nine people who acted like members of a "Khap Panchayat" in a village of adjoining Raigad district and forcibly married off a boy and a girl, both minors, against wishes of their parents in 1994.

AAP has become a Khap Panchayat, says Prashant Bhushan

Apparently upset over their expulsion from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its founder-leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday said that they made a huge mistake in not judging the true colours of Arvind Kejriwal.

UP: Khap Panchayat bans dowry seeker from marriage

Khap Panchayat in Muzaffarnagar has banned dowry seeker from marriage for two years if they demands dowry.

Khaps demand implementation of Swaminathan Commission report

Representatives of Khap panchayats and farmers unions on Sunday urged the Centre to immediately implement recommendations of Swaminathan Commission report and threatened to launch an agitation if their demands are not met.

Haryana CM Khattar defends Khap panchayat, says it checks social evils

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has come out in defence of khap panchayats, saying they keep a check on social evils and there was nothing wrong with their orders.

Special: Time for women to break free of regressive social restrictions?

The recent incident where two sisters in Rohtak had to fight against the molesters in a moving bus with mute spectators, Indian women feel they have had it enough and it's time for change!

Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls

In what can be termed as a Talibani diktat, a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones.

Panchayat in UP's Muzaffarnagar bans jeans, mobiles for girls
Panchayat in UP's Muzaffarnagar bans jeans, mobiles for girls

In what can be termed as a Talibani diktat, a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones.

Political or apolitical: Haryana khaps are divided

In recent years, khaps - community courts - in Haryana have made news mostly for the wrong reasons including diktats on weddings and opposing jeans for girls. In election time, the same khaps are being wooed by political parties as they command wide influence.

92 Khaps in Haryana holds the key in Assembly polls

Some 92 Khaps, a highly influential self-styled caste councils, in Haryana hold the key to the outcome of Assembly polls even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to them ahead of hustings.

Narendra Modi reaches out to Khaps in Haryana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached out to Khaps or caste councils that hold sway in Haryana.

Gurgaon khap permits same-gotra marriage due to low sex ratio

For a state known to ban marriages within the same `gotra` (clan), a community in Haryana`s Gurgaon district has been forced to abandon a 600-year-old tradition of brotherhood within the community and allow such marriages.

Khap panchayat chief says girls` have the right to wear jeans, use mobiles

Giving out an unusual opinion which is very different from the ideologies of Khap panchayats so far, chief of such an informal social institution in Haryana has given his approval to use mobile phones and wearing jeans for girls, saying that this is a fundamental right of a girl and no panchayat should put a ban on it.

Khap mahapanchayat lifts age-old ban on inter-caste marriages

In a step that could lead to the eradication of honour killing menace Haryana`s biggest Khap Panchayat called Satrol Khap in Hisar on Sunday gave a nod to inter-caste marriages.

Jats to launch rail blockade in support of reservation demand

A prominent Jat outfit decided to join the Jat Khap panchayat`s rail blockade in the district from March if the Centre did not take steps to grant reservation for the community in central government jobs by Friday.

Northeastern activists claim they are being evicted

Several Northeastern activists alleged that Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of South Delhi`s Munirka have ordered a Khap Panchayat like dictate asking people from the Northeast to evict the area.