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Khap Panchayat - Total results - 39
Dec 10, 2012
Kolkata 'honour' killing: It is murder and of the worst kindMehtab Alam chopped off his sister's head on the open street and walked into a police station with the severed head. He said he was defending the family's honour. The real horror has been the quiet admiration for the man.
Nov 27, 2012
Honour killings: Law panel says no to death penaltyAgainst the backdrop of the latest case of alleged honour killing, the Law Commission has recommended making it a non-bailable offence but disagreed with Supreme Court's suggestion that death sentence be applied to all such cases.
Oct 16, 2012
Dear Arvind Kejriwal, what about rape?Rape is in the news every day. And every day the news gets worse. This is an issue that needs a crusader as indefatigable as Arvind Kejriwal because it's the most shameful corruption of our democracy.
Jul 24, 2012
Eight arrested for stripping, beating couple in RajasthanMembers of a village caste council in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district beat and stripped a married woman and her lover publicly after tying them to a tree over their illicit relationship.
Jul 19, 2012
Good khap, bad khap: Why that game does not workAkhilesh Yadav thinks khap panchayats are OK as long as they take decisions for the welfare of society. But isn't that the problem? Whether it's banning female foeticide or mobile phones it's all for the "welfare of society."
Jul 16, 2012
Panchayat law-violating instructions can't be supported: AjitAgainst 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.
Jul 16, 2012
Do more to curb honour killings, SC tells copsTwo noted advocates, appointed by the Supreme Court to assist it in tackling the malady of "honour killings" of young couples by 'khap' panchayats, has recommended a proactive role for the police and district magistrates to curb it.
Jul 14, 2012
Khaps: Coercive and regressive, yes, but do we have a remedy?The khap panchayats wield a lot of power and they just cannot be wished away. It is time for an innovative approach.
Aug 03, 2011
The curious love story of Beena and Savita: Three questionsA young runaway couple from Baghpat is making waves around the world. But this is not really a story about India's first "legally recognised" lesbian marriage. It may not even be about lesbian or gay rights.