Thursday, April 23, 2015
Punchayat In India Ordered Abondoned Wife To Live With Male Neighbour
A village council in northern India has allegedly ordered a woman, whose husband ran off with their neighbour's wife to live with the abondoned man or pay him compensation of Rs 300.000. Police are investigating a complaint that Rajendra Meghwal asked the council in desert state of Rajasthan for after his wife and two children disappeared with Kalulal Meghwal. It was unclear whether woman was asked to live with the man as spouse or as a employee in the house. Although they have no legal weight, local punchayats can be highly influential ad have been blamed for numerous abuses such as sanctioning of "honour Killings" of a woman whose actions have shamed their family.