A Khap Mahapanchayat, attended by leaders of over 300 khaps from Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, took a stern stand against female foeticide on Saturday and demanded that murder charges be slapped against those who indulge in the "heinous act".
The Mahapanchayat, which for the first time saw a large number of women participants, was held in Bibipur village in Jind district, Haryana
It was also decided in the Mahapanchaya that a campaign would be launched against the rampant social evil.
The Mahapanchayat or a conglomeration of various caste councils was held to create awareness among people against the social malady Khap leader Kuldeep Singh presided over the gathering.
It was pointed out that due to female foeticide, the population of girls has decreased and effective steps needed to be taken to prevent this social ill.
The meeting also holds significance as Haryana infamous for its skewed sex ratio.
The Khap leaders also stressed on the need to create social awareness against female foeticide.
With women of the village leading the campaign, the Gram Sabha of the village had invited leaders of over 300 Khaps to seek their support for the campaign.