Brothers murder sister, her hubby in honour killing

PAKPATTAN: Brothers gunned down their own sister and her husband over their marriage by choice and voluntarily surrendered themselves in the police station, Geo News reported on Sunday. Police said that one Sana and Amjad of Chak number 107 had married by choice, but the Punchaiyet had sent Sana back to her parent’s house, in .. read more

Honour killing: Man, two sons gunned down in Charsadda

CHARASADDA: A man and his two sons were gunned down in what appeared to be a case of honour killing in Majoki, on the outskirts of Charsadda, on Thursday. Prang police official Amir Nawaz said the deceased were working in their bakery when they were shot. Fawad Ali registered a case with the police that his .. read more

Empower ZPs to Curb Child Marriages: NGO

The Karnataka Child Rights Observatory has come up with a set of recommendations to completely eliminate child marriage from the country. This follows months after India refused to sign a global resolution, led by the United Nations, against early and forced child marriage. As per the recommendations, Zilla panchayats in Karnataka should be given the .. read more

UN children’s expert praises Canada’s focus on fighting forced marriage of girls

OTTAWA – A top United Nations official is praising the Harper government’s foreign policy initiative to end forced marriage of young girls, even if Canada won’t fund projects that would allow victims access to an abortion. The Conservative government’s practice of not allowing aid dollars to go towards organizations that offer abortions to victimized girls .. read more

Karo-kari murders: Four people shot dead in honour killings

SUKKUR: Four people were killed in two separate incidents of Karo-Kari within the RD-109 police limits near Buxapur in Kashmore district on Saturday. The first incident took place in the village of Yar Mohammad Jakhrani, where a man and woman were gunned down on suspicion of illicit relations. Miran Jakhrani suspected that his daughter was .. read more

PHC Rejects Bail Plea of Lawyer in Honour Killing Case

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday dismissed the bail petition of a lawyer charged with honour killing and directed the trial court to decide the case within six months. A single bench of PHC Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan dismissed the bail petition of the accused Yousaf Shah hailing from Mardan district. He .. read more

“Honor killing” brings death sentence to two Jordanians

Two Jordanians were sentenced to death in an Amman criminal court for the death of their sister earlier this year. Defense of their intention “to cleanse the family’s honor,” failed in court, official stated. “The two men, aged 23 and 20, took their divorced sister, also in her twenties, to the garden of their house .. read more

Girl’s father ‘kills’ youth for honour in Karnal village

KARNAL: In yet another suspected case of honour killing in Haryana, a 21-year-old boy was allegedly killed in a village of Karnal district by father of the girl he loved. Ravinder, a resident of Kutail village near Gharounda town, was allegedly killed since they were from different caste. Sources said that Ravinder loved a 20-year-old .. read more

Honour killings, girls with guns and female mps: is iraq still a man’s world?

In some parts of Iraq there are whole military forces made up of females. In others, a young girl is killed by her uncle because she is suspected of having pre-marital sex. Niqash spoke to three prominent Iraqi women about women’s rights in Iraq today. The Iraqi Constitution says men and women are equal in .. read more

Man murdered in Haryana, 2 held for ‘honour killing’

A 40-yaar-old man was brutally murdered by three persons of his village in a case of suspected honour killing in Bhiwani district of Haryana. Two of the three accused — Praveen and his cousin Suprasidh — were arrested on Sunday. The third, Praveen’s father Jagat Singh, is missing. During preliminary interrogation, the accused reportedly confessed .. read more