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.

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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.

Arvind Kejriwal says ban on khap panchayats not needed

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now sparked controversy when he said he does not see the need for banning `khap panchayats` because they serve a "cultural purpose”.

Scared villagers deny to comment on West Bengal rape

Villagers of Labhpur, where a 20-year-old tribal girl was gang-raped allegedly on the instructions of a khap panchayat on Tuesday, claimed that `nothing of that sort` had taken place there.

Gang-rape a sad incident: Trinamool Congress

Ruling Trinamool Congress termed the gang-rape of a tribal woman in West Bengal`s Birbhum district as `sad` incident.

Gang-rape of tribal girl causes outrage

Court in Birbhum sent 13 arrested for gangraping 20-year-old tribal woman to 14-day judicial custody as assault on orders of khap panchayat for falling in love in different religion triggered outrage.

Opposition flays Mamata over tribal`s gang-rape

Opposition parties in West Bengal lashed out at CM Mamata Banerjee following the gang rape of a tribal woman at the behest of a kangaroo court in Birbhum district.

West Bengal Governor seeks corporal punishment for gang-rapists

Reacting to the gruesome gang-rape of a tribal woman, Governor MK Narayanan Thursday said the perpetrators of the crime should get corporal punishment.

Political parties condemn gang-rape tribal girl

The gang-rape of a tribal girl allegedly on the orders of a khap panchayat in Birbhum district on January 21 was condemned by political parties.

Court declares girl major, allows her to live with husband

A local court has directed a girl, who drew the ire of her family and khap panchayat for marrying a man of the same gotra, to stay with her husband, saying that she is a major.