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Research Paper | Communication or Media Studies | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017
An Appraisal of Khap Panchayat: Issues and Concerns
Dr G. S. Rajpurohit | Amandeep Kaur 
Abstract: Unconstitutional and independent social-political group, Khap usually made headlines because of its non-legal decisions in race, love marriage and honor killing, but this highly influential independent body, in Haryana had an influence in state elections. Politicians approach them, with hope to get the votes of the entire community. Politicians do not want to ignore them as they know that can cost them precious votes. And the Khap also managed to get political and administrative support for its all acts if required. The power of Khap Panchayat exists parallel to the political power of the state. This paper is based upon the role of Khap Panchayat in politics and an effort to evaluate the stand of Khap Panchayat, which they are taking to make their presence in Indian politics.
Keywords: Khap, Elections, Political support, Power, Women Khap, Khap vote bank, Political affiliation, Khap decisions, Khap relevance, Opinion leaders, Domination, Emergence
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,
Pages: 290 - 295