KHAPS

  • Haryana CM Khattar defends khap panchayats, calls its decisions "sensible" December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has come out in defence of khap panchayats, saying they keep a check on social evils and there was nothing wrong with their orders. Defending the caste panchayats, which have been known for being against marriages in the same 'gotra' or clan, the...
  • Freedom must have limits too, girls should dress decently to not lure boys, says BJP's Karnal candidate October 10, 2014

    Karnal: Another politician has blamed girls for rapes. Karnal BJP MLA candidate Manohar Lal Khattar has said that girls must be dressed decently and not 'lure' boys. On a question about Khap panchayats and their rulings, Khattar said that to an extent Khap rulings were justified as they 'tried to abide...
  • The Khaps of Haryana: Social or political? October 6, 2014

    Kaithal: Khap Panchayats have existed for hundreds of years and their writ still runs large, especially in Haryana. Ahead of the Assembly elections, CNN-IBN caught up with a Khap in Kaithal to see if things are changing. Some of Haryana's Khap Panchayats have supported honour killings in the past. Not...
  • Girls have the right to wear jeans, use mobiles: Khap chief August 12, 2014

    Jind: To use mobile phones and wear jeans is the fundamental right of a girl and no panchayat should put a ban on it, chief of a Khap Panchayat in Haryana has said. Kandela Khap Panchayat chief Tekaram Kandela said to use mobile phones and wear jeans is the fundamental right...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls August 10, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In yet another bizzare dikat of the Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzzafarnagar district, it has banned unmarried girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. The panchayat claimed that these have a bad influence and were responsible for girls being harassed. The panchayat of Gujjar community was held...
  • To stop sexual harassment, Gujjar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls August 9, 2014

    A community panchayat has banned girls from wearing jeans and keeping mobile phones claiming that they were having a "bad" effect on them and were responsible for eveteasing incidents. The panchayat of Gujjar community was held at Jadwad village on Friday. It passed the diktat banning wearing of jeans and use of...
  • Khaps seek CBI probe into Muzaffarnagar riots February 19, 2014

    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 implicated under...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Khap mahapanchayat's movement to demand CBI probe February 10, 2014

    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 allow...
  • Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs February 7, 2014

    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 cabinet...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Khap mahapanchayat on Feb 9 to discuss future plan of action February 5, 2014

    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 onesided police action postMuzaffarnagar riots. Village elders in western Uttar...
  • AAP defends existence of khap panchayats February 1, 2014

    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, which...
  • Birbhum gangrape case: Forensics team submits report to police January 28, 2014

    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 20yearold as...
  • Hooda defends khaps, says they don't order honour killings October 5, 2013

    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) September 15, 2013

    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 of...
  • Haryana: Khap bans villagers from having feasts at marriage parties August 23, 2013

    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 Jhhoju-Dadri...
  • Haryana: Panchayat delivers bizarre verdict again March 3, 2013

    Haryana: In another instance of bizarre khap justice, the Jind panchayat has struck a compromise in a woman's murder case and has directed the families of the accused to offer penance by kneeling and paying obeisance to the victim at the spot where she was killed. The woman died in...
  • Khap panchayat lets off man accused of molestation February 10, 2013

    Hisar: A Khap panchayat played court again in Haryana's Hisar district where a trader, accused of molesting a girl, was freed after an apology while the policemen watched. The local trader was 'punished' following allegations of sexual harassment. This after a girl complained to her family about the alleged harassment...
  • Khap panchayat forces couple to live as siblings February 3, 2013

    Hisar: A Khap panchayat in Haryana's Hisar district has reportedly forced a couple to live as siblings. The couple has been married for over a year. Their families alleged harassment and extortion by the village head. The families claimed that the police did not register their complaint despite several visits to...
  • 'Means adopted by khaps assuming unreasonable proportions' January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on khap panchayats, the Justice JS Verma Committee on Wednesday said means adopted by them have assumed "unreasonable proportions" and asked the government to ensure such bodies do not interfere with choices made by people regarding marriage. The committee said actions of khap panchayats are...
  • Khaps caution Arya Samaj temples against same village weddings January 21, 2013

    Rohtak: Notorious for pronouncing bizarre verdicts on social issues, Haryana's community councils, the khaps, on Sunday asked the Arya Samaj not to solemnise at its temples weddings between couples from the same gotra (lineage) and village. The khaps have objected to such marriages being solemnised, saying that these violated the centuryold...
  • Khaps' diktat on women's dress, mobile phone unlawful: SC January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that Khap panchayats' diktat on dress code for women and asking them not to carry mobile is unlawful. A bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai said such diktats are against the fundamental right to life and asked Khap Panchayats...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 14, 2013

    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. ...
  • SC questions Khaps stopping women from carrying cell phones January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Khap Panchayats on Monday came in the firing line after the Supreme Court took serious note of their directives denying women the right to carry mobile phones. The apex court questioned the directive as going against the law. The court has also given khaps time till February 25...
  • Khap panchayat forms panel to place its views before SC January 9, 2013

    Rohtak: The Sarva Khap Panchayat on Wednesday formed a 17member panel to place their views effectively before the Supreme Court, which has recently sought to hear their opinion before issuing any order to curb dictated violence against young couples. The panel, comprising advocates and khap representatives, was formed after a meeting...
  • Supreme Court invites Khaps to hear their views January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday invited 'Khap Panchayats' to hear their views before issuing any order to stop them from harassing and killing couples, particularly women in name of family honour for entering into intercaste or intragotra marriages. The Centre, however, fervently pleaded with the apex court to put...
  • Centre files plea before SC for monitoring khap panchayats January 4, 2013

    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...
  • Khaps oppose death penalty for rapists December 31, 2012

    Hisar: Opposing the demand for death penalty for rapists, Khaps in Haryana on Sunday said no law should be introduced in a hurry which can be misused. Speaking at a village in Hisar, Khap leader Sube Singh said that the authorities should not be carried away by emotions in the...
  • Ban night weddings to minimise road mishaps: Khaps October 28, 2012

    Rohtak (Haryana): Haryana's Khap panchayats, who have already received flak over their moral policingblended 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 October 22, 2012

    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...
  • Jat Khap mahapanchayat today, reservation on agenda October 19, 2012

    Haryana: All Jat Khaps will be meeting for a mahapachayat on Friday in Jind and the main agenda would be to discuss reservation for their community. However, the meeting also comes under the backdrop of over 20 rapes cases in just 40 days in Haryana and widespread criticism over the...