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Haryana CM Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 21:20

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday equated Khap Panchayats with organisations like NGO, saying that they are part of state`s culture.

Khap panchayats are retrograde, can`t be part of culture: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 16:08

In a veiled attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his defence of khap panchayats, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday described them as retrograde organisations which cannot be part of India`s culture.

Cong hits back at AAP on `corrupt` list

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 20:05

Congress on Monday hit back at Aam Aadmi Party for listing some of its leaders as "corrupt", saying it is levelling "baseless" allegations while giving clean chit to its people through its own "khap panchayats".

Aam Aadmi Party defends existence of Khap Panchayats

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 20:37

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday defended the existence of the khap panchayats, but said it was opposed to any kind of decision given by them that violated the law of the land.

Hooda defends Khaps, says they don`t order honour killings

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 17:48

Strongly defending Khap Panchayats (caste councils), Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda said they don`t order "honour killings" and most such cases involve relatives of boys or girls.

Oppose same-gotra marriage, never for dishonour killing: UP Khaps

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 21:49

Khap panchayats in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday said they will oppose same gotra marriages before the Supreme Court which had sought their views following a plea to curb violence against couples at the behest of such caste councils.

SC invites khaps to hear their views, Centre for curbs on them

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 13:16

The Supreme court added that the khap panchayats can come and express their views on issues relating to inter-caste marriage before the apex body.

Shut liquor shops situated near religious places, demand Khaps

Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012, 21:23

Known for their moral policing-blended diktats, Khap panchayats in Haryana have now demanded closure of liquor shops situated near places of worship.

Chautala takes u-turn on Khap idea of reducing marriage age

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 16:21

"If some Khap or individual has made suggestion about girl`s marriageable age, then it is up to the government to accept it or not.

Haryana wants Khaps to fight atrocities against women

Last Updated: Sunday, October 07, 2012, 17:21

Infamous for their unlawful social diktats, especially against women marrying within their gotra or clan, Haryana`s khap panchayats were Sunday asked by the state government to fight atrocities against women.

JD(U) hits out at Khap panchayats

Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 16:21

The JD(U) on Friday hit out at Khap panchayats over the recent incident of a village Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh issuing a diktat on the movement of women.

Slap murder charge for female foeticide: Khap panchayats

Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 09:22

A Khap Mahapanchayat, attended by leaders of over 300 khaps took a stern stand against female foeticide and demanded that murder charges be slapped.