Khap panchayats an 'illness' to society, says Sharad Yadav
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Khap panchayats an 'illness' to society, says Sharad Yadav

Criticising Congress MP Naveen Jindal's recent statement on 'Khap' Panchayats, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav today said that the institution had no sanctity and was an "illness".

india Updated: May 15, 2010 18:12 IST
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Criticising Congress MP Naveen Jindal's recent statement on 'Khap' Panchayats, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday said that the institution had no sanctity and was an "illness".

"I criticise Naveen Jindal's statement in support of Khap Panchayats. Such institutions suppress fundamental rights of every citizen to marry a person of his or her own choice," Yadav told reporters here.

He further said "Khap panchayats are nothing but an illness to society".

First Published: May 15, 2010 18:09 IST