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

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 01:52

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:39

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:33

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:23

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.

Khap mahapanchayat to demand CBI probe in Muzaffarnagar riots

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 12:37

The khap mahapanchayat in the district has decided to start a movement demanding CBI inquiry into riot cases instead of SIT probing the matter, Ghatwala Khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik said.

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.

Arvind Kejriwal says ban on khap panchayats not needed

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 05:24

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 21:05

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 19:17

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