Published On: Tue, Mar 27th, 2018

Supreme Court rules against Khap panchayat’s interference in marriages

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said any interference by the Khap panchayats to scuttle marriage between two consenting adults is illegal.

The landmark judgement came on a plea by NGO Shakti Vahini

The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud laid down remedial and preventive measures that would operate till a statutory framework to deal with such instances was put in place.

The landmark judgement came on a plea by NGO Shakti Vahini urging the apex court to address the issue of bodies like the Khap panchayats issuing dictates and interfering in marriages which does not meet their approval.

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