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Village panchayat may exile Valmiki: Sorry, hounding her rapist isn't justice for Aruna Shanbaug

Jun 01, 2015

Village panchayat may exile Valmiki: Sorry, hounding her rapist isn't justice for Aruna Shanbaug

When Aruna Shanbaug died after lying in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital for over four decades, many naturally wondered whatever happened to the man who sexually assaulted her. #Valmiki #Khaps #Indian law #Aruna Shanbaug #sexual violence against women #Rape in India #Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki #Aruna Shanbaug's rapist #Aruna Shanbaug's assaulter
Modi's Beti Bachao mission finds unlikely supporters: The Khaps

Apr 21, 2015

Modi's Beti Bachao mission finds unlikely supporters: The Khaps

Khaps, notorious for their anti-woman attitude, have decided to become protector of the girl child and support his ambitious initiative. #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #khap panchayat #Khaps #Jat reservation #Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao
Khaps put on progressive face: Women in meetings, inter-caste weddings okay

May 04, 2014

Khaps put on progressive face: Women in meetings, inter-caste weddings okay

From relaxing rules on inter-caste marriages to freeing women from purdah and allowing them to participate in decision-making, Haryana's powerful Jat community leaders are slowly trying to keep with the times. #ConnectTheDots #Haryana #Women #honour killings #khap panchayat #Khaps #Inter-caste marriage #Jat
A first big step: Khaps and women's groups start talking

Oct 23, 2012

A first big step: Khaps and women's groups start talking

The Haryana khap panchayats and the National Commission for Women (NCW) are coming together to find a solution to deal with growing crime against women in the state, and it’s more than just welcome news. #GoodReads #Khaps #National Commission for Women
Khap panchayats are here to stay; let's not alienate them

Jan 12, 2012

Khap panchayats are here to stay; let's not alienate them

The experience of Doongaron ka tala shows that the influence of khaps could be put to socially beneficial uses.#HowThisWorks #Doongaron ka tala #Female infanticide #Khaps