High Court: Inter-Caste marriages should be promoted to uproot caste system and eradicate social bias

The order passed by Justice N Anand Venkatesh observed that “In fact, many thinkers believe that intercaste marriage is the only panacea to root out the evil of caste system.” “These are days where the younger generation is slowly moving out of ill-effects of the caste system and that is the reason for a lot […]

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Inter-caste marriage : SC orders to protect newly-wed

The Supreme Court today asked the Haryana police to provide security to a newly-wed couple against whom a ‘khap panchayat’ in Faridabad has issued diktat for having an inter-caste marriage. A vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy also asked Haryana Police and its Delhi counterpart to file response within four weeks […]

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Madras HC orders police protection to Rajasthan girl who fears honour killing

The Madras high court on Friday ordered police protection, if necessary, to a Rajasthan girl who apprehended honour killing at the hands of her own family members. Manju, 19, married a Tamil youth from Coimbatore in April this year and she was taken to Rajasthan by her parents by force later. A division bench of […]

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We are against honour killing, dress code for women: Khap to SC

Khap panchayats, which have come under judicial scrutiny for their diktats, have submitted to the Supreme Court that they do not pass any order for honour killing and are against any ban for use of mobile phones and wearing of jeans by women. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, Sarvjatiya Sarv Khap Panchayat […]

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