Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the central government over its inefficient steps in handling the Khap Panchayats.
The three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D YChandrachud rapped the Centre for failure in controlling attacks on love marriages and diktats of khap panchayats.
The Apex court said,” ‘if the Centre does not act towards banning Khap Panchayats, then the court will step in.’
“Whatever the amicus curiae say about khap, we are not concerned with that. What we are concerned is that if an adult girl or boy gets into marriage, no khap, no individual or no society can question them,” the bench said.
“Whenever there is any kind of collective attack on a boy or girl who is adult, it is absolutely illegal,” the bench said and listed the matter for February 5 for further hearing.