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.
Demanding amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act to prevent weddings within the same `gotra` (sub caste), a delegation of Khap panchayats met Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and submitted a memorandum in this regard here Thursday.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda today said he was not in favour of marriage in the
same subcaste, toeing the line of Khap panchayats or
self-style caste councils which have demanded a ban on it.