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  • n. The lineage or clan assigned to a Hindu at birth.


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  • "The diktats and fatwas issued by so-called gotra khaps on breaking of marriages and other similar issues would lead to Talibanization of society as such decisions were illegal and against the constitution," said Jat leader and former minister Shamsher Singh Surjewala.

    The Times of India

  • Dharmashastras that say that a Kshatriya or a Vaishya (perhaps they travelled so much, or perhaps because they gave good dakshina), if he cannot recall his gotra, can avail of his guru's or family priest's gotra as his own?

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • Manoj (23) and Babli (19), who hailed from Karora village in Kaithal district, got married on May 18, 2007 against the wishes of the khap panchayat and the girl's family as the two belonged to the same 'gotra'.


  • Puri plays sarpanch (village head) Omkar Choudhary, who is against the same 'gotra' marriage but in the end gives up on his conservative thinking.

  • Toeing the line of caste councils which have been demanding a ban on wedlocks within the same clan, last week Hooda had said he was also against marriages within the same 'gotra'.

    The Times of India

  • Demanding amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act to prevent weddings within the same 'gotra' (sub caste), a delegation of Khap panchayats had met Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and submitted

    The Times of India

  • Act to ban same 'gotra' (sub-caste) marriages is not met.

    Zee News : India National

  • The panchayat objected to their marriage as two belonged to the same 'gotra' (sub-caste).


  • Last Thursday, the court had convicted them for murdering the couple of the same 'gotra'


  • Marriage Act favouring ban on same 'gotra' marriage.

    The Hindu - Front Page


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