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SC rejects PIL seeking direction for creating 'Gandhi' caste

preserveA PIL seeking that children born to couples having inter-caste marriages be recognised under one caste "Gandhi" has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.by a freedom fighter seeking a direction to the Centre and state governments that children born to couples having inter-caste marriages be recognised under one caste "Gandhi" has been dismissed by thealias C Velu, who had contended that the...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : National

Government raises income ceiling for marriage assitance scheme

availing its marriage assistance from 24,000 to 72,000. The scheme is aimed at helping poor parents/widows meet the marriage expenses of their daughters.The state government has been implementing five marriage assistance schemes to help the daughters of poor parents and widows, couples who have had inter-caste marriages, orphan girls and widows who want to remarry. The schemes provide four grams of...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Rajkot

But, not cast(e) in stone

the four-varna system finds mention in the Vedas, it has not existed forever.Khap or caste panchayats that zealously guard against marriages outside their caste or gotra often claim that such alliances violate age-old social norms. The four-varna caste system, supposedly described in the Vedas and other texts, is often cited to justify marriages within castes or clans.Sociologists and anthropologists...
Source : DNA |
Category : Headlines | City : Bangalore

Supreme Court rejects PIL seeking direction for creating 'Gandhi' caste

PIL by a freedom fighter seeking a direction to the Centre and state governments that children born to couples having inter-caste marriages be recognised under one caste "Gandhi" has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.A bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi, however, said that 86-year-old Gandhian Salem Velu Gandhi alias C Velu, who had contended that the step would help create...
Source : DNA |
Category : Others | City : Mumbai

SC rejects PIL seeking direction for creating `Gandhi` caste

PIL by a freedom fighter seeking a direction to the Centre and state governments that children born to couples having inter-caste marriages be recognised under one caste "Gandhi" has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.A bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi, however, said that 86-year-old Gandhian Salem Velu Gandhi alias C Velu, who had contended that the step would help create...
Source : Zeenews |
Category : National | City : New Delhi

Court bats for marriage out of caste, faith

Observing that "a hyper-technical view" cannot be taken to "criminalize innocent love", a trial court has come out in support of inter-caste and inter-religion marriages saying these need to be encouraged and are an important facet of the state policy.while acquitting a youth of the charges of kidnapping a girl and compelling her to marry him. The court noted that the girl was over 18 years of age...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : New Delhi

Facing flak over honour killings, khaps moot inter-caste marriages

Recently, leaders of 70 khaps met in Jind, where they decided to support inter-caste marriages, apart from discussing others issues.CHANDIGARH: In an attempt to cleanse their image, especially after their opposition to marriages in the name of traditions, the khap panchayats have decided to supportin Haryana. However, a section of social activists have termed it as a gimmick in view of the continuingApart...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Raipur

Panel to discuss spectrum usage charge

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission is scheduled to meet on December 31 to discuss the annual fee that telecom operators are required to pay on spectrum held by them.Quotes...
Source : Yahoo Finance |
Category : Personal Finance

Gold at 6-week high; top commodity bets by experts

Gold prices extended gains to reach a 6-week high in the national capital on sustained buying by stockists for the marriage season amid firm global cues.Quotes...
Source : Yahoo Finance |
Category : Personal Finance

Pics: Unknown & interesting facts about inter-caste marriages in India

India, the concept of "inter-caste marriages" is still considered as a taboo, not only in rural parts but even in urban societies.In times when youngsters go to colleges and make friends with the people of different communities, and with the passage of time, if they get along well with each other, then chances of their falling in love also gets higher.At that time, the love-struck couples do not give...
Source : Oneindia |
Category : Headlines | City : Bangalore