The authorities here have stopped a caste panchayat convened to settle a marital dispute that landed a doctor from neighbouring Bharatpur district in an Australian jail on the charges of attempted murder, police said on Saturday.
Bombay High Court came down heavily on caste panchayats in Maharashtra.
A woman and her parents were allegedly paraded wearing garlands of shoes and ostracised by a caste panchayat in Jaisalmer for having broken off an engagement with a boy over his drinking habit.
National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamata Sharma on Tuesday said the crime was done by a mob of 12 people led by the victim`s husband.
NCW chairperson Mamata Sharma on Tuesday met the woman who was publicly stripped and beaten on the orders of a caste panchayat.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
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