Honour killings, which have been ratified by some 'khap panchayats', is a social problem and such issues could be resolved amicably, Minister of State for Women and Child Development (Independent charge) Krishna Tirath said here on Wednesday.
Talking to reporters, Ms. Tirath said some decisions of the 'khap panchayats' violated the law of the land. "There is no law that bars two adults from the same 'gotra' marrying each other, but society sometimes do not accept this. We have to sit together to resolve the issue".
Ms Tirath said she had written to the Chief Ministers on the issue and would write again, particularly to the Haryana Chief Minister, asking them to deal with the issue.
Asha and her boy friend were reportedly killed by the girl's family here earlier this week as they did not approve of the relationship. Asha's father and uncle were arrested and a hunt is on for her mother and a cousin, who are believed to be involved in the killing.