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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

Woman brutally killed over love marriage in Pakistan

Farzana, 20, was killed by three of her family members who were against her inter-caste marriage to Shabir, 26.ISLAMABAD: Three family members brutally killed a woman with a sickle for marrying a man from a different caste in the eastern town of Sahiwal in Pakistan, a police source told Efe on Thursday.Farzana, 20, was killed by three of her family members who were against her inter-caste marriage...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : International

Merinews Picks

Who the Khaps are to allow or disallow inter-caste marriages: Women rights groupsHaryana's biggest Khap panchayat, Satrol Khap in Hisar, which represents communities spread over an area of 250 square kilometres, in a historical U-turn from their earlier stand, gave their green signal to inter-caste marriages, which in past had trigged brutal killings in Haryana and surrounding regions in the name of...
Source : Merinews |
Category : NRI

Government to create land banks for housing projects in districts

The state cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of the Bihar State Housing Board to create land banks in different districts for its housing projects. The Board will purchase, not acquire, land at market rate from the farmers. The cabinet sanctioned Rs 1 crore to encourage inter-caste marriages and Rs 50,000 to every woman opting for such a marriage. Remarriage after divorce or intra-caste marriages...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Patna

Haryana khap mulls allowing inter-religion marriages

Haryana khap mulls allowing inter-religion marriages to end the woes of bachelors.CHANDIGARH: Days after Satrol khap's decision to allow inter-caste marriages within a cluster of villages, another prominent social council of Haryana - Sangwan khap of Bhiwani district - has given a green signal to such alliances besides contemplating granting permission for inter-religion weddings. Prominent leaders,...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : Headlines

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

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

Khap panchayats create history by allowing inter-caste marriages

With the revolutionary decision taken by the Satrol Khap, one can see progress in the hundreds of years old Khap Panchayats. Moving towards modern direction, the Satrol Khap in Narnid of Hisar district gave its nod to inter-caste marriages, this Sunday.Satrol Panchayat, which covers 36 castes in 42 villages, spread over 250 sq. km. area with 60 percent population of jats amended its 600 year old norm....
Source : Merinews |
Category : National

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
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