Honour killing: Girl’s father and uncle invite her lover home, beat him to death

Jaipur: In a shocking honour killing incident, girl’s relatives laid a trap to murder her lover. Girl’s father invited the boy to his house making him to believe that they wanted to sort out the dispute. But, on his reaching the house, girl’s relatives allegedly beat him up to death. Then, girl’s father and uncle hid .. read more

Honour killing in Mysore: Judgement due in May

Brother had strangled his sister to death for marrying outside caste The recent honour killing in Mandya district is a chilling reminder of a similar incident that shook Mysore two years ago. The case which is before the court, is in its final stage of hearing and the judgment is expected within a fortnight. On March .. read more

Last year, 17 people in the Netherlands died in honour killings (update)

There were 17 honour-killing-related deaths in the Netherlands last year, 10 of which involved male victims, according to police figures released on Friday. The figures were collated by police experts on honour-related crimes. In addition to the 17 deaths, there were also 12 attempted murders, the experts’ report said. Five people were reported as ‘missing’. .. read more

‘No Honour in Any Killing, it’s Murder’

There is nothing honourable in honour killing. It is a cold blooded murder and social violence, said Justice K G Balakrishnan, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of India, speaking at a seminar on ‘Social Violence, A Challenge to Human Rights’,  here recently. “Education is not sufficient to bring about a change in people’s minds but .. read more

Nitish Katara murder: Arguments on sentencing to begin on May 16

The arguments on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to the three convicted of the murder of Nitish Katara will be heard from May 16. The bench of the Delhi High Court had earlier this month upheld the conviction of the three. It was scheduled to begin hearing arguments on a plea for enhancement .. read more

Man kills pregnant daughter in Moradabad

Station Officer, Anshul Kumar, said it is a case of honour killing. Poonam’s body was sent for autopsy. An unmarried woman, who had to undergo forced delivery, was killed by her father in Dilari police station area of Moradabad district Tuesday. Police said the girl’s father, Bhagwan Das, a farmer by profession, killed his daughter .. read more

Khap Panchayat Allows Inter-caste Marriages

Amending more than 600-year-old norms, a khap phanchayat here has allowed inter-caste marriages. The historic decision was taken by a five-member committee of the Satrol khap panchayat in Narnid village of the district here yesterday. The panchayat also allowed marriages within 42 villages under its jurisdiction, which till now was banned.The khap, however, continued to .. read more

Child Marriage and Domestic Violence A curse For Afghan Society

The rights of women and girls, including freedom from child marriage and domestic violence, have generated emotionally charged debates in Afghanistan over the past decade. Such debates often focus on personal opinions and experiences, or on the varied interpretations of religious teachings on marriage. But not much has been achieved on the ground regarding these .. read more

Nigeria: A Child, a Bride, a Killer?

WASILA Umar, 14, has hit fame: she allegedly killed her husband, his three friends, and injured many others. What is she doing with a husband at 14? The wise men in her community in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State said she was ripe for marriage. Their word is law. What is a 14-year-old’s .. read more

Honour killing: HC commutes to life death sentence of three

The Delhi High Court today commuted to life term the death sentence awarded to three members of a family for the honour killing of a teen couple in 2010, saying there is a possibility of their reformation. A special bench of justices S Muralidhar and Mukta Gupta acquitted two others – the girl’s mother and aunt – who also .. read more