10 Mar 2021
UP: Khap panchayat bans jeans for women, shorts for men
A khap panchayat in Muzaffarnagar District of Uttar Pradesh has barred women from wearing jeans and men from wearing shorts, saying they are part of western culture and that people should wear traditional Indian clothes.
03 May 2018
Punjab village bans love marriage. Which era is this, again?
The Chankoian Khurd village in Ludhiana's Doraha block banned love marriages after two neighboring youngsters got married.
10 Apr 2018
SC clears man of rape-charges after Khap falsely implicates him
The Supreme Court has put an end to a three-year-long ordeal of Ravi, a Dalit from Baghpat district of UP, by clearing him of rape charges.
27 Mar 2018
Do not question adults' choice of marriage-partner: SC warns khaps
Interference by khap panchayats when two consenting adults have married is "absolutely illegal," the SC has ruled.
21 Feb 2018
Haryana khap breaks custom, wants women to shun the 'ghunghat'
Breaking the barriers of tradition, a khap in Haryana has urged women to shun the 'ghunghat' (veil) system.
05 Feb 2018
No one can interfere when two adults marry: SC
Hearing a petition against "honor killings" and khap panchayats, CJI Dipak Misra said when two adults marry, nobody has any right to interfere, whether it's parents or society.
16 Jan 2018
Khaps' interference in adults' inter-caste marriage illegal: SC
On January 16, during a hearing on inter-caste marriages, the SC ruled that no one - the society, any institution or khap panchayats - can question an adult man and woman for deciding to marry.
14 Aug 2017
Rajasthan: A horrific 'witch-hunt', a khap and the irresponsible police
On August 2, Kanya Devi of Rajasthan's Ajmer was randomly branded a witch, made to eat human feces, had hot coal thrust in her eyes, stripped naked and paraded throughout her village. She died.
31 May 2017
Gautam Gambhir moves Delhi HC against restaurant using his name
Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court against a restaurant chain using his name in the tagline.