Khap Panchayat

  • Khaps seek CBI probe into Muzaffarnagar riots 19-02-2014 11:32 PM

    A khap panchayat held at Dabouda Khurd village in Jhajjaron Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the Muzaffarnagar riots. The panchayat that lasted for over five hours was attended by representatives of khaps active in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana. "Innocent people of the Jat community have been falsely...
  • Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs 07-02-2014 06:03 PM

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday equated Khap Panchayats with organizations like NGO, saying that they are part of state's culture. "Khap Panchayats are like NGO as we have Resident Welfare Associations. They are part of our culture," Hooda said, while addressing media here after holding a...
  • AAP defends existence of khap panchayats 01-02-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: 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. Senior party leader Yogendra Yadav said, "All castes tend to have their social organisations,...
  • Birbhum gangrape case: Forensics team submits report to police 28-01-2014 01:15 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal forensics team on Tuesday submitted its primary observation report in the Birbhum gangrape case to the district police. The details of the report are not known. On Monday, the police recovered a mobile phone recording of the khap panchayat which ordered the gangrape of the 20-year-old...
  • Hooda defends khaps, says they don't order honour killings 05-10-2013 06:28 PM

    Chandigarh: Strongly defending khap panchayats (caste councils), Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said they don't order "honour killings" and most such cases involve relatives of boys or girls, whose relations are opposed by their families. The Chief Minister emphasised on the need to change mindset of the...
  • Haryana: Khap bans villagers from having feasts at marriage parties 23-08-2013 12:32 PM

    With an eye on reducing wedding expenses, a 'khap panchayat' of 12 villages in Bhiwani district of Haryana has imposed a ban on its residents from having lunch or dinner at marriage parties. The 'khap panchayat' (caste council) took this decision at its meeting held at Kadma village on the...
  • Open letter to men: Let's talk about rape

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    'Rape is mostly consensual' - Haryana Congress leader 'Rape is just another method of conception' - Congressman Paul Ryan 'Some girls, they rape ...

  • Khap opposes IFS officer's inter-caste union 01-11-2011 01:16 PM

    Chandigarh: The Khap Panchayat of Patharwali village in Haryana's Bhiwani district turned its wrath on Indian Foreign Service officer Neelam Sharma for daring to fall in love with a man from a different caste. Sharma, who is posted at the Indian consulate in Moscow, wants to marry Godhra ADM Kuldeep...
  • I am against honour killing: Om Puri 20-07-2011 07:48 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, who is looking forward to his upcoming film 'Khap', that deals with the issue of honour killing, says cinema has become a business and he is not happy with the kind of roles he has been offered. "Cinema has become business minded...it has become more...
  • Khap panchayats are illegal: Supreme Court 19-04-2011 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed Khap panchayats as kangaroo courts and declared them illegal. The Supreme Court ruling said that Khap panchayats are wholly illegal and have to be ruthlessly stamped out. A bench of justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra said in a judgement that...
  • Old at heart

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Rightwing conservative youth on a collision course with liberal democracy. Is it fun to be young? Not really. The Hindustan Times CNN-IBN Youth poll ...

  • Lady cop threatened for exposing honour killing 20-01-2011 02:03 PM

    Chandigargh: A braveheart who exposed a case of honour killing is now facing danger to her life. Seema Kumari sent her brother's killers to jail but now the convicts have hired contract killers to eliminate her. Seema, a Haryana Police constable in Yamunanagar district, thought she had got justice for...
  • North Indians disapprove of honour killings: study 15-08-2010 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding a spate of so called honour killings in northern states, a new study shows that a massive 92 per cent of the people in this region disapprove of such crimes. The study commissioned by National Commission of Women interviewed both urban and rural people out of which...
  • UPA backtracks on law against honour killing 08-07-2010 11:46 PM

    Central Government is allegedly under pressure from Haryana MPs and there are differences within the Cabinet. ...
  • FTN: Are inter-caste marriages taboo in urban India? 25-06-2010 08:39 AM

    On Face The Nation, Sagarika Ghose speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • Y Not: Haryana's youth judge caste courts 20-06-2010 04:41 PM

    Y Not went in search of a true meaning and relevance of the caste courts in the eyes of the young in Haryana. ...