Khap panchayat's bizarre logic: 'Chowmein behind rapes in Haryana'
- Oct 16, 2012, 20:22 PM IST
Jind: A Khap panchayat in Jind district of Haryana has stoked a fresh controversy by advocating a bizarre logic behind the growing incidents of rapes in the state.
Reportedly, panchayat has blamed consumption of chowmein behind the growing incidents of rapes as they believe it leads to hormonal imbalance.
Earlier, Khap panchayats advocated lowering of age of marriage for girls from 18 years to 16 years. "Young girls are vulnerable to rapes and should be married off earlier," Khap panchayat said.
Om Prakash Chautala, leader of Opposition in Haryana, had also backed the khaps' demand while Congress leaders had stated that growing rape cases were a conspiracy against the Haryana state government.