Intercaste Marriage

  • 2010 Delhi honour killing: 5 get death penalty October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Five members of a family were on Friday awarded death penalty for in connection with the 2010 honour killing of a teenaged couple who were beaten up mercilessly, tortured and then electrocuted by the convicts who objected to the marriage as the boy belonged to a different caste. "It...
  • Govt gets cold feet on honour killings Bill July 8, 2010

    New Delhi: With consensus eluding over stricter punishment to honour killers, the Union Cabinet decided to defer a decision to amend the IPC and the CrPC for stricter punishment for honour killings here on Thursday. The Cabinet decided to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to consider amendments to the...
  • Honour killing accused sent to police custody June 26, 2010

    New Delhi: All three accused in the honour killing cases in the national Capital have been remanded to five days police custody by a court here on Saturday. Police believe that there are more people involved in the serial killings. Ankit, Mandeep and Nakul were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh...
  • FTN: Are intercaste marriages taboo in urban India? June 25, 2010

    On Face The Nation, Sagarika Ghose speaks to a panel of experts on the issue of honour killings. ...
  • Andhra couple stoned to death by villagers May 27, 2010

    Hyderabad: A couple, who had eloped and married, was stoned to death in what appears to be a case of honour killing in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad district. Irate residents of Krishnajivadi village rained stones on the couple after tying them to a pole, police said on Thursday. The macabre incident occurred late...
  • Zindagi Live: Love castes a spell April 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The issue of Intercaste marriages is discussed in this week's Zindagi Live. They may be from different religious back grounds, from different castes and different cultures, but the one thing they have in common is love. Meet the people who defied the the world and married outside their...
  • 'Eloping is not an easy choice': Reallife love story March 6, 2008

    After having written the feature on intercaste marriages Intercaste marriages: Is love wrong or parents right? one realized it was not going to be an easy choice. Readers also got into a heated debate in the comments section. On one hand are the parents/family who have cared and...
  • Intercaste marriages: Love wrong, parents right? February 27, 2008

    Life and Marriage are similar in many ways. For one, there are no guarantees in either. Second, there are no fixed rules for living a good life or a making a good marriage that applies to all people. Then theres the bit about both life and marriages throwing up surprises....
  • Haryana's Jats go bridehunting in Kerala July 22, 2007

    Payannur (Kerala): They may not speak the same language or share cultural similarities, but that isnt stopping men from Haryana from tying the knot with women from Kerala. Payyanur village of Cunnoor district in Kerala has become a unique symbol of national integration with Jat men from Haryanas Hissar travelling...
  • Samecaste marriage spells trouble in UP July 12, 2007

    New Delhi: If marrying outside the caste is a crime so is marrying within the same caste. While in one Haryana village, panchayat awarded death sentence to a couple for marrying outside of their caste, in UP's Bulandhshahr the panchayat penalised a couple for marrying within their own caste. Anita...
  • Intercaste marriage means death for Haryana couple July 12, 2007

    New Delhi: They fell in love and are now paying a price for that. A panchayat in Haryana has given death sentence to a married couple for tying the knot despite coming from different castes. Manoj, a dalit hailing from Nooh village of Haryana, married Rimpy, a girl from the...
  • More incentives for intercaste marriages September 14, 2006

    New Delhi: The Centre has written to states to increase the amount of incentive for intercaste marriages to Rs 50,000, pledging a 50 per cent share itself. Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar told reporters that the step has been taken to encourage such marriages as they play a...