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Implement Swaminathan report, amend Hindu Marriage Act: Khaps

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 11:07pm IST | Agency: PTI

A khap panchayat organised at Kandela in the district today demanded from Centre to implement recommendations of Swaminathan Commission report and amend Hindu Marriage Act.

Speaking to media after the panchayat, Kandela khap head Tekram said BJP has promised to accept recommendations of Swaminathan Commission report on agriculture in its election manifesto and now when it was in power, it must accept the demand.

Tekram also demanded amendments to Hindu Marriage Act, so that same-gotra and same-village marriages could be declared null and void. The khap panchayat wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in this regard.

The khap members also threatened to start a nation-wide agitation from November if their demands were not met.

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