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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014

Haryana khaps vague on honour killing, blame media for ‘negative branding’

Sat Singh , Hindustan Times  Rohtak, January 29, 2014
First Published: 09:57 IST(29/1/2014) | Last Updated: 18:51 IST(29/1/2014)

Khap panchayats that had invited research scholars for an interactive session at the historical site of the Meham Chaubishi khap on Wednesday, remained “non-committal” on action against honour killing, and blamed the media and youths for “defying age-old traditions which ultimately prompted honour killings”.

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Five months ago, Dharmender and Nidhi Barak from the same gotra of Garnawati village in the district were brutally murdered by the girl’s parents for choosing to challenge the ‘same village, same gotra ban’.

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