How do people resolve disputes, if not through courts? Docu-series Project JANA examines non-judicial bodies in India
The films in this video documentary, Project JANA, record the responses of these representatives to questions such as the nature of disputes addressed by these bodies, how they define the concept of justice, the reasons why litigants chose them over the courts, and so on. In doing so, the films highlight the various pathways to justice in India and the reasons for people’s choices. Thus, ‘Justice, Access, and the Nation’s Approaches’ (JANA).
The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on Khap panchayats, saying any assembly which intends to scuttle a marriage of two consenting adults would be considered illegal.
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Attacks by khap panchayats on couples opting for inter-caste marriage are absolutely illegal: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed as "absolutely illegal" any attack by khap panchayats or associations against an adult man and woman.
The Supreme Court Monday sought suggestions from an NGO, an amicus curiae, and Khap Panchayats on ways to prevent harassment and killing of young couples in the name of family honour for inter-caste or intra-clan (gotra) marriages
In March this year, Baloch posted a tweet asking for an Indian citizenship as she was "disappointed from Pakistan" and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "In Pakistan, people are not ready to accept me. It would be much easier for me to work in India," she wrote.
NLS prof slut-shaming student in shorts is not surprising: It shows how India's premier law school behaves like a khap panchayat
However, his is not an isolated case, the present case is merely a manifestation of a systemic problem in NLS.
Uddhav felicitates Shiv Sena men who attacked Sudheendra Kulkarni as State cedes ground to the fringe
Fringe forces have become powerful because the State has ceded space to them. That might also be the reason for Shiv Sena's attack on Kulkarni.
A Muslim village council has issued an order banning girls from using mobile phones and wearing jeans and t-shirts, ANI reported on Sunday.
Living under extreme pressure from the villagers following the khap’s order, the hapless couple has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for protection.
Guddu Rangeela ends up betraying every glimmer of promise it had shown in its earlier portions
Community leaders in Haryana have said that the diktat by Ahlawat Khap of Muzaffarnagar against the director of Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho is not democratic.
Khaps, notorious for their anti-woman attitude, have decided to become protector of the girl child and support his ambitious initiative.
In a novel move, a khap panchayat banned an army jawan from marriage for two years after he demanded a dowry from the girl's family at Rasoolpur village in the district.
For those born and brought up in urban India, it’s difficult to grasp the power of the community beyond the urban space. This perhaps leads them to advocate simplistic legal solutions like banning the khaps and similar community bodies to stop cases of honour killings and similar obnoxious practices.
Hindu Mahasabha in Haryana called for ban on women wearing jeans and cellphones. This Taliban-like diktat has not gone down well even with the Khap leaders.
Marriages between five Gotras including own, mother's, grandmother's (Dadi and Nani) were not allowed earlier, but now the situation has changed. Some marriages are now being allowed by the communities.
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.