In the news: “Khap Panchayat:signs of desperation”

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Jagmati Sangwan, “Khap Panchayat :signs of desperation“, The Hindu, May 7, 2010.

“A recent landmark judgment by the Additional Sessions Court at Karnal in the Manoj-Babli “honour” killing case, in which five accused were given the death sentence, sent shock waves among caste panchayat leaders, as it reminded them that they were not above the Constitution. The court took serious note of the fact that the policemen deployed for the security of Manoj and Babli actually facilitated the accused in perpetrating the crime.”