Khap panchayats are retrograde: P Chidambaram

'Khap is not part of India’s culture and I am appalled to see somebody say it’s part of India’s culture'.

New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2014 8:59 am

 

Attacking AAP for defending khap, Congress leader P Chidambaram said they are simply self serving individuals who propagate poisonous culture. (Photo: PTI) Attacking AAP for defending khap, Congress leader P Chidambaram said they are simply self serving individuals who propagate poisonous culture. (Photo: PTI)

In a veiled attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for defending khap panchayats, Finance Minister P Chidam-baram described them as  retrograde organisations that cannot be part of India’s culture.

“What is a khap panchayat? A khap panchayat is a retrograde organisation. It is not part of India’s culture and I am appalled to see somebody say it’s part of India’s culture. How can it be part of India’s culture?,” he said addressing students of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) here on Wednesday.

Kejriwal had in a recent interview said he does not see the need for banning khap panchayats or unelected all-male village councils because they serve a “cultural purpose.”

Attacking Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party (AAP) for defending khap, Chidambaram said, “(it’s) rubbish. Must have the courage to stand up and say these retrograde practices are not part of India’s culture… These are simply (organisations of) self serving individuals who propagate this poisonous culture”.

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  1. G
    Guest
    Feb 6, 2014 at 1:59 am
    What about bribery corruption and embezzlement? Aren't they too rubbish. AAP has the courage to stand up and say these retrograde practices are not part of India's culture...Cong/BJP These are simply self serving parties who propagate this poisonous culture.
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      Bahu
      Feb 6, 2014 at 4:11 am
      Yes and so is Chidambaram and the dynastic fascist party the Congress. These two are also retrograde and deserve to be banned.
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        Bahu
        Feb 6, 2014 at 4:11 am
        Yes and so is Chidambaram and the dynastic fascist party the Congress. These two are also retrograde and deserve to be banned.
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        1. K
          Kesava Chandran
          Feb 6, 2014 at 3:27 am
          After AAP came to power in Delhi on Congress crutches there have been ample signs of khap the cruelest was that of the boy from the NE Nido Taniam for whom AK shed crocodile tears
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            Kesava Chandran
            Feb 6, 2014 at 3:27 am
            After AAP came to power in Delhi on Congress crutches there have been ample signs of khap the cruelest was that of the boy from the NE Nido Taniam for whom AK shed crocodile tears
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              Gautam Reddy
              Feb 6, 2014 at 6:49 am
              anti corruption and women security is not AAP main focus any more, Instead it is making bers by supporting KHAP panchayts and Telengana bill. so greedy for power.
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              1. K
                KRam
                Feb 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm
                Chidambaram is a retrograde pwersonality. What he knows about Indian culture? He is at the roll of corporate capital.
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                1. G
                  guest
                  Feb 6, 2014 at 6:17 am
                  it is really a sad to consider Khaps as part of Indian culture . It seems like AAP does not have clear agenda about anything other than corruption
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                  1. G
                    guest
                    Feb 6, 2014 at 6:17 am
                    it is really a sad to consider Khaps as part of Indian culture . It seems like AAP does not have clear agenda about anything other than corruption
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                    1. J
                      japanese
                      Feb 5, 2014 at 10:11 pm
                      Mr. Lungi - for the first time I agree totally with what you say. Khap is a poison !
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                      1. J
                        japanese
                        Feb 5, 2014 at 10:11 pm
                        Mr. Lungi - for the first time I agree totally with what you say. Khap is a poison !
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                          Mithun
                          Feb 6, 2014 at 4:47 am
                          Answer to the point man ,,, Nobody talked about corruption here.. Dont answer like RG...
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                            Mithun
                            Feb 6, 2014 at 4:47 am
                            Answer to the point man ,,, Nobody talked about corruption here.. Dont answer like RG...
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                              Mithun
                              Feb 6, 2014 at 4:50 am
                              Do you think lynching a boy and girl is better than taking a bribe...?
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                              1. M
                                Mithun
                                Feb 6, 2014 at 4:50 am
                                Do you think lynching a boy and girl is better than taking a bribe...?
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                                  Mohan Chandra
                                  Feb 6, 2014 at 1:47 am
                                  What about bribery corruption and embezzlement? Aren't they too rubish. AAP has the courage to stand up and say these retrograde practices are not part of India's culture...Cong/BJP These are simply self serving parties who propagate this poisonous culture.They accused Somnath Bharti of delivering Khap Justice. Seems Bharti was being framed after all...... The honest leader only tried to stop the criminal activity what his consuents keep tirelessly complaining about. The authorities it obviously seems were bribed to not have acted so far.
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                                    Mohan Chandra
                                    Feb 6, 2014 at 1:47 am
                                    What about bribery corruption and embezzlement? Aren't they too rubish. AAP has the courage to stand up and say these retrograde practices are not part of India's culture...Cong/BJP These are simply self serving parties who propagate this poisonous culture.They accused Somnath Bharti of delivering Khap Justice. Seems Bharti was being framed after all...... The honest leader only tried to stop the criminal activity what his consuents keep tirelessly complaining about. The authorities it obviously seems were bribed to not have acted so far.
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                                      Rajay
                                      Feb 6, 2014 at 1:40 am
                                      I dare Haryana Congress leaders like Hooda and Selja to make such statement. Chidamabaram's vote bank in South India is hardly bothered by Khap Panchayats. If asked openly, I bet Haryana Congress leaders would say this is Chidambaram's personal view, not official party opinion. These guys think Indians are fools, but I think we indeed are.
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                                        Rajay
                                        Feb 6, 2014 at 1:40 am
                                        I dare Haryana Congress leaders like Hooda and Selja to make such statement. Chidamabaram's vote bank in South India is hardly bothered by Khap Panchayats. If asked openly, I bet Haryana Congress leaders would say this is Chidambaram's personal view, not official party opinion. These guys think Indians are fools, but I think we indeed are.
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                                        1. I
                                          Indian
                                          Feb 6, 2014 at 3:52 am
                                          Even though I am an AAP fan, i have to agree that khap dudes are a bunch of brainless freaks.
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                                          1. I
                                            Indian
                                            Feb 6, 2014 at 3:52 am
                                            Even though I am an AAP fan, i have to agree that khap dudes are a bunch of brainless freaks.
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