I n an unfortunate turn of events for women from the khasi tribe of meghalaya, the khasi hills autonomous district council (khadc) unanimously passed a bill denying them their scheduled tribe status and its consequent benefits, if they marry someone outside the tribe moreover, children of khasi women who marry outside the tribe would also be deemed non-khasi. Khasi women are the latest to join a growing movement in the country challenging discriminatory legislation and practices the bill was passed last month by the tribe’s governing body, which said it is a measure to protect the group’s indigenous identity.
Khasi women have never held power the former rulers of the tribe left their throne to the son of their youngest sister all the chief government ministers are men and few women even sit on village councils. Khasi, garo, and jaintia are the 3 most important tribes of meghalaya they had their own kingdoms until the british ruled one of the first tribes that came to meghalaya was the khasi tribe.
The people belonging to the khasi tribe lives in the khasi and jaintia hill districts of assam they are famous all over the world as the best example extant today of a society which is nearest to being a matriarchy. Khasi tribe is mainly found in the sate of assam and the khasi jaintia hills in meghalaya and in the states of punjab, uttar pradesh, manipur, west bengal and jammu and kashmir they are called by the different names such as khasi pahris, khuchia, kassi, khashi and khasa. Khasi tribe is more important tribes among the indian tribes the people lives in the khasi and jaintia hill districts of assam the people are very famous all over the world and the best example extant today of a society.
Khasi : this information guide tells about the tribe of meghalaya, a state in the north eastern part of india this indian tribe information guide provides facts about the culture, history, location, religion, festival, dress and profession of the khasi tibe.