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Govt promises action in rape of minor on panchayat diktat

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:36

The heinous rape of a 10-year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha today with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action.

‘Nobody should be allowed to take law into hands’

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 23:23

RLD chief Ajit Singh on Monday sought to put a lid on the controversy saying that nobody should be allowed to take law into their hands.

Khap lifts social boycott diktat after 22 years

Last Updated: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 15:28

It took nearly 22 years for a village khap panchayat (caste council) in Haryana to lift the diktat of social boycott of a family.