He said the order that allowed the youth to marry within the clan would lead to crimes like honour killings as parents were left with no choice to save face. He said he was not challenging the Supreme Court, but urging it not to entangle itself in their customs as it was their personal matter.
On the institution of marriage, he said for hundreds of years parents had been deciding the marriage of their children, and the court should not interfere in their personal matters. Khap panchayats across Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have been raising the demand of amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act to stop the marriages of youth within the clan and village. Marrying within the clan and village is a taboo in the khap belt of north India.