Now, young educated promising Member of Parliament from Kurukshetra, Naveen Jindal has decided to play a new role as a mediator between Haryana's dreaded Khap Panchayats and Centre. Question is that why he is taking interest in it. Because they belong to Haryana, they are his very own people. What will happen, if he will dissent their demand? Reason is clear; their votes are dearer to him and he is not mentally prepared to fight them. He is giving into pressures from Khap Panchayats, which have been backing honour killing (for educated people it is horror killing) and agreed to raise their demand for a change in Hindu Marriage Act to disallow marriages within the same gotra.
There has been widespread public drawback after sessions court convicted a Khap Panchayat for their lawbreaking practices, violence and the murder of a young couple for the offense of intra-gotra marriage. However, Khap Panchayat is still undeterred. This new old breed is now a dark uncivilised and instinctive force in Haryana, responsible for maintaining frozen caste purities. Those who break law, or undermine the Khap's authority by simply falling in love with someone unsuitable or someone whose family tree claims connection to the same clan will be punished through extreme social intimidation, even murder.
The police administration is also complicit in committing these practices, making it next to impossible for people who openly resist the Khap's summons. The Haryana
government has even defended the Khap Panchayats claiming that their being prosecuted under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act 1967 would be rash step and would upset the state's law and order.
The shabbiness of legitimate panchayati raj institutions, this Khap Panchayats foster have fed into the political mobilisations. Despite the recent condemnation, Khap leaders have been stubborn in their demanding attention that caste honour transcends the Indian law and they have been shamefully enabled by Haryana's political class, which is supporting these divisions for electoral advantage.