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Jan 04, 2013 at 02:54pm IST

Centre files plea before SC for monitoring khap panchayats

New Delhi: The Centre has filed a plea before the Supreme Court seeking that khap panchayats be monitored. The Centre appealed to the apex court to put in place a mechanism that will monitor the violation of women's rights by khap panchayats.

The SC asked khap panchayats to clarify their position on inter-caste marriage.

The apex court further issued notices to the Senior Superintendents of Police of Jind, Rohtak and Baghpat for a pilot project that is about to begin in Haryana.