Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicKhap panchayat

Topic: khap panchayat

Stolen glances to stolen lives: Stories behind the ‘honour killings’ of Rajasthan, Haryana

The news often reports ‘honour killing’ incidents, but what’s usually missing is the stories of the couples, their families, and how love can generate murderous hate.

Haryana Khaps angry at new marriage age and ‘runaway girls’, Mewat says 3 yrs is like 100

The Khap panchayat men’s adamant opposition to the new marriage age for women pauses only on the Muslim question. If the law is applied to Muslims as well, they say they will accept it.

RLD chief is now ‘Chaudhary Jayant Singh’ or Bade Chaudhary. And that’s politically significant

RLD hopes Jayant Chaudhary’s recognition as political representative of all khaps will help boost his position in north India, and party’s fortunes in 2022 UP polls.

Over 1,100 rape cases ended in compromise after going to court since 2014: NCRB

Over the years, compromise marriages have become institutionalised through laws and law enforcement.

Demand for equal pay, 50% quota in Parliament at Haryana’s first mahila mahapanchayat

Women at the mahapanchayat raised slogans against Modi govt, demanding a roll back of farm laws. They say the farmers’ protest helped women in Haryana to come out of their homes.

Khap panchayats — the role & history of complex social institution in Haryana & western UP 

Outside certain rural parts of Haryana and western UP, there hasn’t been much understanding about the complex khap system and khap panchayats.  

‘Can’t afford to let Jats go away’ — BJP to meet khaps to clear ‘misconceptions’ on farm laws

BJP president J.P. Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah met party leaders from Haryana, Rajasthan & western UP to discuss farmer protests and the way forward.

How farmers’ protest has made Haryana khaps, infamous for honour-killing diktats, relevant again

Khaps were losing their influence on Haryana politics, but now these mostly-Jat councils are uniting in support of farm protests and against BJP-JJP govt.

Meeting with khaps, central intervention — how BJP plans to defuse Jat dissent over farm laws

BJP is facing increasing Jat opposition in Haryana and Western UP over farm laws. In Haryana, party leaders say, not having a Jat CM is hurting BJP 'for the first time'.

Security stepped up in Singhu, police say ‘can’t afford to have another R-Day violence’

Farmers say police are ‘instigating’ them by enhancing security measures at the protest site and also trying to cut off their supplies of daily ration.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.