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Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls #moralpolicing #WTFnews

  CNN-IBN Aug 10, 2014 at 12:07pm IST Muzaffarnagar: In yet another bizzare dikat of the Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzzafarnagar district, it has banned unmarried girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. The panchayat claimed that these have… Continue Reading →

#India – Silence of Government on ‘Honour’ Killing Law is Killing #Vaw

Kamayani Bali Mahabal aka Kractivist   Pic courtesy — http://50watts.com/I-Am-a-Bird-of-the-Heavenly-Garden The naked brutality of honour crimes against women is in contravention of the spirit of the ’United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)’ which… Continue Reading →

#India – Good laws, bad implementation

February 1, 2014 Vasundhara Sirnate Rights may be self-evident and constitutionally secured; however, they do not automatically implement themselves In the last two years the highest courts in the country have responded to a mass call for more protection for… Continue Reading →

Arvind Kejriwal says no question of banning “Khap Panchayats” as they have cultural purpose #WTFnews #Vaw

Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:48pm IST   Villagers sit after attending a panchayat, or village council meeting, at Balla village in Haryana May 13, 2008.   NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Arvind Kejriwal, the new political star whose call… Continue Reading →

Gang Rape as ‘punishment’ is unheard of among Santhals #Vaw

TNN | Jan 25, 2014, KOLKATA: The news of the gang rape as a punishment in Birbhum district was the most horrific piece of news about atrocities of tribals against themselves. We’ve heard of inter-tribal conflicts but here was one of a Santhal woman… Continue Reading →

West Bengal woman gang-raped as punishment on orders of ‘kangaroo court’ #vAW

All India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Updated: January 23, 201 Click to Expand & Play Kolkata:  A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by at least a dozen men in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on the orders of a medieval-style village “court” that… Continue Reading →

#India – Boycotted Maharashtra sarpanch keeps up fight against caste panchayats #mustread

Alok Deshpande The HinduSantosh Jadhav (left), former sarpanch of Harihareshwar village in Maharashtra, is seen with his mother Sunanda and elder brother Sandip. The photograph on the wall shows Mr. Santosh Jadhav receiving the Nirmal Gram award from President A.P.J…. Continue Reading →

#India – Minor Rape survivor ordered to marry the accused #Vaw #WTFnews

Thursday, 05 September 2013 | IANS | Jaipur A caste council in Rajasthan has ordered the parents of a six-year-old rape victim to get her married to the eight-year-old son of the man accused of the rape, police said Thursday…. Continue Reading →

After Caste panchayat strips, thrashes woman, lover- 8 arrested in Jaipur

  Eight held for stripping of woman, CM orders probe TNN | Jul 24, 2012, 04.18AM IST JAIPUR: A day after a married woman and her paramour were tied to a tree, stripped and severely beaten for nearly three hours… Continue Reading →

Khap bans mobile for women, love marriage

  Posted On Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 09:28:20 AM     The panchayat has also asked women to cover their head before leaving home The decision by a Khap panchayat of a Uttar Pradesh village banning love marriages and… Continue Reading →

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