The Chief Minister emphasized on the need to change the mindset of the people who commit such crimes. (Agencies)
"Those behind such killings are parents or close relatives of either the girl or boy. There is a need to change the mindset of the people. Khap Panchayats don't order such killings," Hooda said while.
"Anyone who takes the law into hands will be dealt with as per law," he added.
Haryana, which has a skewed sex ratio, is infamous for such cases, and during the last one month several such incidents came to light. The recent one was from Rohtak where a college going couple were allegedly killed by girl's family members. Their families were opposed to the relation between them.
When asked that 'Khap Panchayats' in Haryana are playing a notorious role, and in some cases ordering the honour killings, Hooda said, "Khap Panchayats don't kill anyone".
"The incidents of honour killings don't take place just in Haryana, but elsewhere too," he said.
On the question of whether he was trying to justify such killings by saying they happen everywhere, Hooda replied, "No. I am saying that it is a sin, but it is committed either by parents of the girl or a boy, not by the Khap."
The Chief Minister emphasized on the need to change the mindset of the people who commit such crimes.