SC: Khap interference in marriages absolutely illegal

DN Bureau

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said the norms laid down by it would remain in force till a suitable legislation is is enacted by Parliament.

Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today termed as "absolutely illegal" the interference by illegal assemblies, like 'khap' panchayats, in marriages of two consenting adults and laid down guidelines to prevent such intrusions.

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A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said the norms laid down by it would remain in force till a suitable legislation is is enacted by Parliament.

The apex court's ruling came on a plea by NGO Shakti Vahini, which had moved the apex court in 2010 seeking protection of couples from honour killings. (PTI)

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