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Now, Khap's want ban on night weddings

The Haryana's Khap panchayats, who have already received flak over their moral policing-blended diktats, on Sunday asked the state government to ban marriage functions at night as it would reduce drunken driving cases by keeping youths away from alcohol.

chandigarh Updated: Oct 28, 2012 21:49 IST

The Haryana's Khap panchayats, who have already received flak over their moral policing-blended diktats, on Sunday asked the state government to ban marriage functions at night as it would reduce drunken driving cases by keeping youths away from alcohol.


A resolution to this effect was passed during an assembly of over 200 representatives from around 50 Khaps of the state in Rohtak, which found wedding ceremonies in the night as the main reason behind increasing road mishaps.

The meeting noted that guests especially youths consume alcohol during the function and then drive, leading to mishaps.

Om Prakash Dhankar, a participant in the meeting said, their delegation would soon meet Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and demand a ban on night marriages.

"Khap representatives will visit villages of their areas to convince people not to organise marriages at night so that rising road accident rates could be brought down after restraining youths from consuming liquor," he said.

The Khaps also sought amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act to make way for a ban on marriages within the same 'gotra' (clan).

Another participant Hardeep Singh said Khaps will work towards informing people about the 'negative fallouts' of such marriages.