Khap panchayats

Honour killings a social evil, khap panchayats can't interfere with marriages: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Khap panchayats can't interfere with marriages and that a special law on honour killings is needed.

Mar 27, 2018, 21:13 PM IST

SC slams Khap Panchayat, asks Centre for suggestions to protect couples

The Supreme Court on Monday cracked a whip against Khap Panchayats in connection with cases pertaining to so called honour killing.

Feb 05, 2018, 14:48 PM IST

Honour killings: Supreme Court seeks suggestions from parties, 'khap'

The top court had also said that as a pilot project, it would examine the situation in three districts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh where the Khap Panchayats were active.

Aug 21, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

Khap Panchayats a useful instrument of society: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Khap Panchayats are a "useful instrument" of society and carry out social reforms and one or two mistakes don't make them wrong as a whole, according to Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar .

Jan 31, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

26 Private Member's Bills introduced in Lok Sabha

A number of Private Member's Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday that sought raising of a Bose Regiment in Army, prohibition of slaughter of cow and other milch animals and stopping 'khap' panchayats from interfering in individuals liberty among others.

Apr 24, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

'Customary courts' like Khap panchayats unconstitutional: Govt

New Delhi: Government Thursday termed all 'customary courts' like Khap panchayats as illegal and unconstitutional and asked state governments to check such set up as it was a serious issue.

Dec 11, 2014, 14:17 PM IST

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.

Feb 07, 2014, 21:20 PM IST

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.

Feb 05, 2014, 16:08 PM IST

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".

Feb 03, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

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.

Feb 01, 2014, 20:37 PM IST

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.

Oct 05, 2013, 17:48 PM IST

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.

Jan 12, 2013, 21:49 PM IST

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.

Jan 04, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

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.

Dec 03, 2012, 21:23 PM IST

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.

Oct 11, 2012, 16:21 PM IST

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.

Oct 07, 2012, 17:21 PM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2012, 16:21 PM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2012, 09:22 AM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2012, 21:45 PM IST

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.

Dec 01, 2011, 20:44 PM IST