The Khaps, present largely in rural areas of north India, act as self-proclaimed quasi-judicial bodies
The Supreme Court, in its landmark ruling, called Khap Panchayats intervention in marriages illegal. The apex court stated that any assembly which is intended to scuttle a marriage between two consenting adults would be illegal.
The Supreme Court today disposed of the petition filed by an NGO against Khap Panchayats.
Khap Panchayat matter: Supreme Court disposed off the petition filed by NGO, Shakti Vahini against khap panchayats & seeking directions to Centre and state governments for preventing honour killings