Khap Panchayat

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Punjab village bans love marriage. Which era is this, again?

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.

SC clears man of rape-charges after Khap falsely implicates him

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.

Do not question adults' choice of marriage-partner: SC warns khaps

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.

Haryana khap breaks custom, wants women to shun the 'ghunghat'

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.

No one can interfere when two adults marry: SC

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.

Khaps' interference in adults' inter-caste marriage illegal: SC

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.

Rajasthan: A horrific 'witch-hunt', a khap and the irresponsible police

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.

Gautam Gambhir moves Delhi HC against restaurant using his name

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.