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Panchayat

 

(from Sanskrit and Hindi pancha, “five”), in southern Asian countries, especially India, an elective committee that administers various corporative organizations, such as castes, subcastes, rural cooperatives, certain types of communal groups, and temples. Both traditional and newly formed associations may be run by panchayats. In India, the village councils that serve as organs of rural self-government are also called panchayats. Despite its name, a panchayat usually consists not of five but of an arbitrary number of members.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Raj Act, 1989 was introduced in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly in April 1988 and passed in March 1989.
"The family of the bride then approached the Turk panchayat. The panchayat in its decision on Sunday took strong cognisance of the utterance of triple talaq in a single go and unanimously slapped a fine of Rs200,000 on the groom who gave the money in cash immediately," Shahid Hussain, coordinator of the Turk community panchayat, told PTI.
What is more surprising in this case was that the panchayat took a suo motu cognizance of the dowry demands made by Prakash Singh, who is a resident of the same village.
Soon after the verdict the victim's husband Dashrath said, "I am satisfied with this directive of the panchayat. The accused have been fined a[sup.1]2 lakh each and they have been punished in this manner by the panchayat.
Shanti Devi, a middle-aged woman present at the panchayat said, "The decision of the panchayat is good and will check the harassment of girls.
The floor test was deferred as none of the total 52 district panchayat members could reach the district panchayat office on time.
Mohammad Shaikh Hasmat, husband of Manohara Bibi, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidate for the Madhudanga gram panchayat in Burdwan, was killed when bombs were hurled at him at a polling booth on Monday morning.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan 22 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the state government has decided to reverse the Atal Seva Kendra (seva kendras at village panchayat and panchayat samiti level) as Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra, the original name.
An agreement was also signed to not take any legal action over the order of panchayat on a stamp paper.
Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) Rajya Sabha member Ravindra Kumar Sinha resolved to develop West Mainpura panchayat, which falls under the Patna rural block and is actually a part of the capital.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday took strong notice of reports that a woman was sexually assaulted on the orders of a village panchayat (jury) in Muzaffargarh.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Jan 11 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao instructed officials to organise a full-fledged training programme to the elected Sarpanches and Upa sarpanches in the ongoing village Panchayat elections to provide a total understanding to them in shaping the villages.