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Panchayat law-violating instructions can't be supported: Ajit

Bangalore: Against the backdrop of diktats being issued against women by a 'khap' panchayat in Baghpat, Union Minister Ajit Singh today said nobody would support Panchayats if they try to implement measures in violation of law.

 Panchayat law-violating instructions cant be supported: Ajit

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"Anything they say or try to implement which is against law....nobody can support that. Administration will take care of that", he told reporters in response to questions.

He was referring to reports that the panchayat at the Asra village in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh issued instructions restricting movement of women and girls.

Singh said it was a village of about 12,000 village, and 150-200 people got together (to issue the instructions). He said anybody has the right to say anything but that does not mean it can be carried out if it's against the law.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jul 16, 2012 22:27:25 IST