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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.

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.

Gang-rape of tribal girl causes outrage

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 18:47

Court in Birbhum sent 13 arrested for gangraping 20-year-old tribal woman to 14-day judicial custody as assault on orders of khap panchayat for falling in love in different religion triggered outrage.

Opposition flays Mamata over tribal`s gang-rape

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 18:46

Opposition parties in West Bengal lashed out at CM Mamata Banerjee following the gang rape of a tribal woman at the behest of a kangaroo court in Birbhum district.

West Bengal Governor seeks corporal punishment for gang-rapists

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 17:07

Reacting to the gruesome gang-rape of a tribal woman, Governor MK Narayanan Thursday said the perpetrators of the crime should get corporal punishment.

Political parties condemn gang-rape tribal girl

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 16:52

The gang-rape of a tribal girl allegedly on the orders of a khap panchayat in Birbhum district on January 21 was condemned by political parties.

Court declares girl major, allows her to live with husband

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 13:50

A local court has directed a girl, who drew the ire of her family and khap panchayat for marrying a man of the same gotra, to stay with her husband, saying that she is a major.