Khap Panchayat Annuls Couple's Marriage, Declares Them Siblings

Published: 17th July 2015 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2015 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

A married couple from Haryana are fearing for their lives as a Khap Panchayat diktat annuls their marriage and declared them siblings. The reason cited behind the declaration is that the couple’s gotras are the same 'bhaichara' category.

25-year-old Praveen Kumar and 30-year-old Poonam had an arranged marriage five months back. After the kangaroo court said that they should treat each other as brother and sister.

The couple fearing for their lives filed a plea in Punjab and Haryana courts seeking protection. Their plea is expected to be heard today.


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