The influential Khaps or caste councils from three states have vowed to work to end female foeticide and demanded a provision for 10-year jail to the guilty, arguing that if such strict law can be framed for cow slaughter why not for protecting girl child.
Even as East Delhi's Trilokpuri area is yet to return to normalcy, tensions surfaced in Outer Delhi's Bawana area where a 'Mahapanchayat' was organised on Sunday over the route of religious procession of a community.
Rashtryia Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh has called a 'mahapanchayat' at his residence at 12, Tughlaq Road in Delhi's Lutyen's zone on Tuesday to chalk out a strategy about converting his government bungalow as a memorial to his father and former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
People belonging to the Gujjar community on Sunday held a `Mahapanchayat` here in support of their demand of five per cent quota for special backward class (SBC), and warned the BJP government that if it failed to initiate action on their demand within 15 days they would intensify the agitation.
Congress on Saturday blamed BJP for tension in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh and defended the Samajwadi Party government over police action, saying there was no other option but to take law and order measures.
The district magistrate of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh was seriously injured Friday when a mob of BJP workers pelted stones at officials and policemen after getting news that party leaders on way to the village for an event, banned by the administration, had been detained en route.
The issue of holding of a `mahapanchayat` in Kanth area on Friday turned into a violent protest, during which BJP leaders including four MPs, and an MLA who was accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots were detained.
BJP MLA Sangeet Som`s brother was taken into police custody today for allegedly defying prohibitory orders and organising Mahapanchayat in Khera village, which led to clashes between villagers and police that left 20 persons injured.
BJP MLA Sangeet Som`s brother was taken into police custody on Monday for allegedly defying prohibitory orders and organising Mahapanchayat in Khera village, which led to clashes between villagers and police that left 20 persons injured.