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Honour killing survivor seeks protection

LAHORE: A Pakistani woman who survived an attack by relatives who tried to kill her for marrying for love said yesterday that she feared for her life and appealed for protection. Saba Maqsood survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family on Thursday, weeks after the “honour killing” of another woman in .. read more

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Jun

India Acid attack: Man may lose vision Jun 08

Bihar’s continuing social scourge of forced marriages after abduction, locally called “pakrau shaadi,” has reared its ugly head in a ghastly manner in a fresh incident in which villagers poured acid into the eyes of a young man for refusing to accept such a marriage forced on him a year ago. Pawan Kumar, 18, lies .. read more

17
Jun

Forced Marriage of 19-year-old Stopped

VILLUPURAM: The marriage of a 19-year-old girl that was forcefully arranged with her 40-year-old uncle was stopped with the help of the Villupuram police officials. Sources said K Ezhilarasi (19), daughter of Karvannan, who lived with her parents at Keezh Athivakkam near Madhuranthagam in Kancheepuram district, had just completed her class XII and wanted to .. read more

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Jun

Roadshow in Poole brings attention to honour based violence and forced marriage

SHOCKING stories of rape, threats of violence, self-harm and suicide were brought into the open in Poole at a roadshow raising awareness of honour based violence and forced marriage. Around 550 people attended the event at Lighthouse, hosted by Safer Poole Partnership and Dorset Police, at which the importance of a new forced marriage law on .. read more

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Jun

Pakistan woman survives shooting after marriage dispute

An 18-year old Pakistani woman has survived being shot by her family after she married her neighbour, police say. Saba Maqsood was allegedly shot by her father, brother and uncle before being thrown into a canal. She was saved by passers-by in the town of Hafizabad in Punjab province. It follows the killing of Farzana .. read more

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Jun

India teen girls hanged from mango trees are honor killings, police say

Two teenage girls who were reportedly raped and abused before they were strung up and hung from a mango tree may have been victimized by family members who were carrying out honor killings, police said. Anand Lal Bannerjee, the head of police in India’s Uttar Pradesh region, said only one of the girls had been .. read more

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Jun

Saba Maqsood Survived Horrifying Family Attack with Daring Escape

Gujranwala, Pakistan – Another incident of so-called honor killing was attempted in close proximity to the recent killing in Lahore of a woman in front of the superior court. This time around, the intended victim survived the attack. 19-year-old Saba Maqsood married her next door neighbor without the consent of her family. The ceremony was .. read more

17
Jun

A culture of killing

Was Farzana Parveen’s murder just another one in the long list of honour killings that routinely happen in the district she belonged to?    “She was extremely lucky,” says Ali Akbar, a 35-year-old farmer from Mairpur village in Nankana Sahib district, referring to Farzana Parveen, a 25-year old pregnant woman who was killed by her .. read more

17
Jun

Killing with impunity: Four women, one man killed for ‘honour’

Multan: Five people were murdered in so-called honour killings and four were murdered over property on Saturday. In Khanewal, a man killed his brother and sister-in-law, accusing the latter of having an extramarital affair. Police said Amir shot Zubaida* and his brother when he tried to save her. Two cousins who were present at the time .. read more

17
Jun

Another girl found hanging from a tree in UP

A young girl was found hanging from a tree at a village in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Police have sent the body for post mortem to ascertain the cause of the death. “We have sent the body for post mortem and waiting for the report to know the cause of the death,” said Gulab .. read more

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Jun