As the country demanded for stringent laws to ensure safety for women in the wake of the infamous Delhi gangrape incident, Khaps in Haryana have opposed the demand for death penalty for rapists and said a law should not be introduced in a hurry.
Khap leader Sube Singh told media: "Any new law that gives such harsh punishment would also be vulnerable to misuse."
He said the ´authorities´ should not be carried away by ´emotions´ amid protests over the Delhi gangrape incident.
Khap Panchayats is a council of village elders are generally seen condoning the practice of ´honour killings´ of young couples, who marry outside their caste.
Singh made the comments at a time when protesters continued their agitation against the incident in the national capital New Delhi and demanded better safety for women.
Large number of protesters, mostly students, assembled near the Jantar Mantar observatory here and demanded for strict laws against sexual attacks on women.