Rewari (Haryana): Opposing a marriage within the same clan, a local panchayat on Sunday order ostracisation of a practicising lawyer and his wife who is employed in Army Telephone Exchange in Jaipur.

The panchayat in Dhawana village of the district also threatened social boycott of any family which raises objection to the diktat.

The couple, which also have a baby girl, had earlier filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, after which the court had asked the district police to provide security to them.

When contacted, a senior police official said although no action can be taken against the panchayat as its diktat does not fall under legal ambit, proper protection will be provided to the couple as per the high court orders.


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