‘Schools must act in the war on forced marriage’

A Lifelong campaigner against forced marriage has launched an awareness drive for Leeds schools. Jasvinder Sanghera, founder of the Leeds-based Karma Nirvana charity, who escaped her own forced marriage aged just 16, was at Allerton Grange School to launch the drive. It is part of her ongoing work to encourage the Government, schools, police and .. read more

Londoners are ‘morally ambiguous’ about forced marriage, experts warn

Too many young Londoners are  “morally ambiguous” about forced marriage and must be taught about human rights, campaigners warned today. A new study of the views of young people from immigrant families found some believe forced marriage can be “good” for women and is done with their best interests at heart. Researchers found that while .. read more

Violence against women in Turkey on rise

Male violence against women is a huge and growing problem in Turkey. A report at a conference– dubbed as “Violence against Women in Turkey” and held by Bilgi University, and the Mor Cati foundation– reveals some startling statistics about the issue. Around 40s% of women have been physically or sexually abused by their husband or .. read more

Youth kills sister over love affair

In a suspected case of honour killing, a youth allegedly shot dead his sister in Karanawal village of the district, police said today. The accused Asif has been arrested and sent to police custody, they said. The victim Rukeya (19) had been engaged to a youth and was in a relationship with another youth from .. read more

Op-Ed: We can do more to prevent honour killings

Last month, thousands of attendees in Canadian mosques joined Muslim communities across the continent to listen sermons condemning violence against women. At the same time, the Muslims for White Ribbon pledge was shared with more than 50,000 people on social media. The campaign concluded with the White Ribbon Days at the Reviving Islamic Spirit Conference .. read more

‘Honour killings’: Two friends shot dead in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Two friends were killed in what appears to be an incident of honour killing near Sareghat Chowk on Thursday. Market police SHO Wahid Bux Laghari said 35-year-old Pyar Ali Samo and 30-year-old Jahangir Ali were riding a motorbike when unknown assailants fired at them. They died on the spot. SHO said Samo had married a .. read more

Youth killed, honour killing suspected

BATHINDA: In yet another honour killing case, a youth has been found beaten to death. The family of the deceased boy alleged that the boy was killed on late Tuesday night for having an affair with the daughter of the accused. The accused family termed it a theft case. Ravinder Kumar (19) of Rama Mandi .. read more

Honour killing threat for Delhi’s live-in couple, approach court for protection

New Delhi – The Delhi High Court has issued notice to police on a plea of live-in couple seeking protection from the woman’s family, who have allegedly threatened to kill them for “honour”. Justice Veena Birbal, seeking response from Delhi Police, asked it to file a status report on the issue. Appearing for Delhi Police, .. read more

Honour killing: Crown says Jassi Sidhu killed in India for marrying against mother’s, uncle’s wishes

VANCOUVER — A young British Columbia woman who authorities believe was murdered in a so-called honour killing feared for her life after her family found out about her secret marriage, a Crown lawyer said Monday at the extradition hearing of her mother and uncle. The murder of Jaswinder “Jassi” Sidhu in India almost 14 years ago .. read more

‘Alternative’ policing in some minority communities

Police are never called by certain minority communities because they administer their own justice even in cases as serious as murder and sexual assaults on children, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor has said. He said offences including “honour” killings and violence, domestic abuse, sexual assaults on children and female genital mutilation were among .. read more