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Khaps’ girl love wins Hooda's heart

Khaps’ girl love wins Hoodas heart
Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced Rs 1 crore for the development of a village where a khap mahapanchayat termed female foeticide as a 'heinous act' and demanded murder charges be slapped against those involved in the illegal practice.

The chief minister announced the money for village Bibipur in Jind district on Sunday, as its residents, especially women, have taken the initiative to condemn female foeticide, an official spokesman said.

According to Hooda, the initiative by village residents will inspire others to bring about positive social changes not only in Haryana but in other parts of the country also. The khap mahapanchayat, which for the first time saw a large number of women participants, was held in Bibipur village, where it was also decided that a campaign would be launched against the rampant social evil.

The mahapanchayat, or a conglomeration of various caste councils, attended by several
khaps
from Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, was held to create awareness among people against the social malady.

It was pointed out at the mahapanchayat that due to female foeticide the population of girls has decreased, therefore, effective steps should be taken to prevent this social ill.

The chief minister said that other khap panchayats should come forward to launch a mass movement against such social evils. He said that the state government has launched several programmes to check the menace of female foeticide, but the efforts could derive the desired results only through a wholehearted support from the people.

By undertaking measures to prevent female foeticide, the khap panchayat can show to the country the importance of social bodies in bring positive changes, he said.
PTI

PTI

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