Haryana CM Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday equated Khap Panchayats with organisations like NGO, saying that they are part of state`s culture.

Khap panchayats are retrograde, can`t be part of culture: Chidambaram

In a veiled attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his defence of khap panchayats, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday described them as retrograde organisations which cannot be part of India`s culture.

Cong hits back at AAP on `corrupt` list

Congress on Monday hit back at Aam Aadmi Party for listing some of its leaders as "corrupt", saying it is levelling "baseless" allegations while giving clean chit to its people through its own "khap panchayats".

Aam Aadmi Party defends existence of Khap Panchayats

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday defended the existence of the khap panchayats, but said it was opposed to any kind of decision given by them that violated the law of the land.

Hooda defends Khaps, says they don`t order honour killings

Strongly defending Khap Panchayats (caste councils), Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda said they don`t order "honour killings" and most such cases involve relatives of boys or girls.

Oppose same-gotra marriage, never for dishonour killing: UP Khaps

Khap panchayats in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday said they will oppose same gotra marriages before the Supreme Court which had sought their views following a plea to curb violence against couples at the behest of such caste councils.

SC invites khaps to hear their views, Centre for curbs on them

The Supreme court added that the khap panchayats can come and express their views on issues relating to inter-caste marriage before the apex body.

Shut liquor shops situated near religious places, demand Khaps

Known for their moral policing-blended diktats, Khap panchayats in Haryana have now demanded closure of liquor shops situated near places of worship.

Chautala takes u-turn on Khap idea of reducing marriage age

"If some Khap or individual has made suggestion about girl`s marriageable age, then it is up to the government to accept it or not.

Haryana wants Khaps to fight atrocities against women

Infamous for their unlawful social diktats, especially against women marrying within their gotra or clan, Haryana`s khap panchayats were Sunday asked by the state government to fight atrocities against women.

JD(U) hits out at Khap panchayats

The JD(U) on Friday hit out at Khap panchayats over the recent incident of a village Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh issuing a diktat on the movement of women.

Slap murder charge for female foeticide: Khap panchayats

A Khap Mahapanchayat, attended by leaders of over 300 khaps took a stern stand against female foeticide and demanded that murder charges be slapped.

Hooda urges Jats to exercise restraint

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda urged Jat agitators to exercise restraint and cremate the body of the youth.

Khap panchayats have no legal status: Tirath

Noting that the Khap panchayats do not have any legal status, government told the Rajya Sabha that an advisory has been sent to the state governments.

Khap to file review petition against SC order

Stung by the Supreme Court
observation that kangaroo courts were "barbaric and illegal",
Khap panchyats on Sunday decided to file a review petition in the
apex court.

Mirchpur case: Protest by Khap panchayats continues

Talks between Mirchpur
residents and Haryana Power Minister on Friday
failed to resolve the seven-day protest blockade with the
Khaps remaining firm on their demand for a fresh probe into
the killing of two Dalits last year.

Divorce granted by khap panchayats not valid: SC

Divorce between estranged couple
approved by khap panchayats (caste council) will have no legal
sanctity, the Supreme Court has ruled.

None should be allowed to enforce self-made laws: NHRC chief

Amid growing instances of honour
killings and demands by khap panchayats to amend the Hindu
Marriage Act, NHRC chief K
G Balakrishnan Saturday said none should be allowed to enforce
"self-created" laws.

CPI-M slams Congress, INLD for stance on khap panchayats

Condemning Haryana`s ruling Congress and the opposition INLD for their support to khap panchayats, the CPI-M said Friday that the "political race" on the issue was throwing the state back into the medieval ages.

Support for Khap Panchayats swells

After their threat to lay siege to his house, Congress lawmaker Navin Jindal today attended a Khap Mahapanchayat in Khaithal.