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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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
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.