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Deepender Deswal
Hisar, March 21

Maybe taking a leaf out of the reformative agenda of khap panchayats in rural areas, folks of the Punjabi group right here have framed a 13-point agenda for reforms within the previous customs prevalent in society concerning throwing a feast to the group folks on the demise of any individual in household.

A gathering on this regard was held at Jai Bharat Mandal Dharamshala in Hansi, presided over by BJP’s native MLA Vinod Bhayana.

Nonetheless, a dispute cropped up throughout dialogue on one of many agendas on the purpose whether or not the MLA must be allowed to talk in a condolence assembly. Following which the group fashioned a 15-member committee to take a ultimate name on the problem. The reforms are more likely to be applied from April 1.

Satish Kalra, one of many organisers stated that the observe of providing a feast (mratyu bhoj) on the demise of any individual by the household of the deceased had been prevalent within the Punjabi group for a very long time. “This observe has changed into an enormous burden for a piece of society. Although the well-off households afford and organise extravagant feasts, incurring about Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, however the weaker households and middle-class households which too should organise such occasions (mratyu bhoj) as a result of a type of social strain though these households can’t afford such heavy bills,” he acknowledged, including that there have been a number of households which needed to take debt to organise feasts.

Kalra stated such observe was prevalent throughout Haryana and even in different states among the many Punjabi group. “Thus we have now taken an initiative to place curbs on this observe which is popping right into a social evil and a monetary legal responsibility on the affected households,” he stated.

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