Khap

  • 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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Khap mahapanchayat's movement to demand CBI probe 10-02-2014 02:49 PM

    The khap mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagardistrict has decided to start a movement demanding CBI inquiry into riot cases instead of SIT probing the matter, Ghatwala Khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik said. A movement would be started soon to demand CBI inquiry into riot cases in Muzaffarnagar and we will not...
  • 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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Khap mahapanchayat on Feb 9 to discuss future plan of action 05-02-2014 07:36 PM

    More than 185 representatives of 'khap panchayats' from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will converge on Muzaffarnagar Feb 9 for a 'mahapanchayat'. The 'khap' leaders would be meeting in Phugna village to discuss their future plan of action against what they allege is one-sided police action post-Muzaffarnagar riots. Village elders in...
  • 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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Akhilesh government didn't act on time, says CPI(M) 15-09-2013 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Sunday blamed the Akhilesh Yadav-government in Uttar Pradesh for not acting on time to enforce law and order in Muzaffarnagar during the communal clashes, which led to "terrible loss" of life and property. "The state government and administration didn't act on time, leading to terrible loss...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-01-2013 11:49 PM

    There seems to be no end to the frosty relations between India and Pakistan following the skirmishes at the LoC in J&K and the killing of soldiers in the firing from both the sides. ...
  • Khaps oppose death penalty for rapists 31-12-2012 12:53 AM

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  • Ban night weddings to minimise road mishaps: Khaps 28-10-2012 07:45 PM

    Rohtak (Haryana): Haryana's Khap panchayats, who have already received flak over their moral policing-blended diktats, on Sunday asked the state government to ban marriage functions at night as it would lessen cases of drunken driving by keeping off youths from alcohol. A resolution to this effect was passed during an...
  • Women don't need mobile phones, says BSP MP 22-10-2012 09:00 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: Muzaffarnagar: In his tirade against mobile phones, BSP leader Rajpal Saini stirred yet another mobile controversy and went a step too far by saying that women and children don't need mobiles. "There is no need to give phones to women and children. It distracts them and is useless. Why...
  • 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...
  • 'Khap' a good attempt, but not engaging 29-07-2011 11:14 PM

    Director: Ajai Sinha Cast: Om Puri, Govind Namdeo, Manoj Pahwa, Mohnish Behl, Anuradha Patel, Uvika Chowdhary and Sarrtaj. Issue-based films tend to get themselves into trouble. And we don't mean just the trouble caused by disgruntled parties, political or otherwise. The balance that needs to be struck between headlines and...
  • Khap, period drama dominate Friday cinema 29-07-2011 12:09 AM

    New Delhi: Love, determination and the murky channels of rural retribution will compete with a gripping period drama as three films of distinctly separate genres hit the big screens this Friday. Two letters written by Mahatma Gandhi to German dictator Adolf Hitler addressing him as 'Dear Friend' during the latter's...
  • 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 ...