Derby College to pioneer forced marriage programme with Jasvinder Sanghera

Jasvinder Sanghera, campaigner against forced marriage and honour-based abuse A TRAINING and awareness programme to tackle the issue of forced marriage and honour-based abuse has been launched at Derby College – the first of its kind in the country. The college will be working with national charity Karma Nirvana, whose founder Jasvinder Sanghera was a .. read more

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Paddy Considine Stars In ‘Honour’

In ‘Honour’, Paddy Considine stars as a bounty hunter who’s hired to find a girl who may have been subjected to an attempted honour killing. After a failed attempt at an honour killing at the hands of her family, Mona (Aiysha Hart) is forced to go on the run. The family, desperate to save face, enlist the .. read more

Cornered Khaps Sing Tune of Change

Their word is law in the rural landscape of Haryana. Their regressive take on same-caste marriages has resulted in honour killings of young couples. Politicians big and small try to remain on their right side for fear of losing out on votes. But khap panchayats appear to be in a makeover mode. For a change, .. read more

Allahabad: Man ‘kills’ daughter, her boyfriend

In what is being termed as a case of honour killing, the body of a 19-year-old girl was found from a well at a village in Allahabad late Friday evening — a day after the girl’s father and others allegedly murdered her 25-year-old boyfriend, Raju Bhartiya. The police have arrested the girl’s father, Jagdish Yadav, .. read more

Right to choose life partner is a fundamental right: HC

New Delhi: Right to choose one’s life partner is a fundamental right, the Delhi High Court today said while expressing concern over “malaise” of honour killing stemming from a “deeply entrenched” belief in caste system prevalent even in the highest class of the society. “The right to choose your life partner or whom you associate .. read more

Report launch: ‘Legislation to eliminate fear of honour crime victims’

ISLAMABAD:  They live in constant fear because if they disobeyed existing norms, they could be pushed into forced marriage, or even murdered.  Honour Crimes in Pakistan; Unveiling Reality and Perception — a report launched by Community Appraisal and motivation Programme (CAMP) on Monday — said that although honour related crimes are an international phenomenon, the .. read more

A Punjabi film on honour killing

Filmmaker Avtar Bhogal, who makes movie on contemporary topics, has launched a film on honour killing, titled ‘Rubba Maaf Kareen’. The film deals with the high rate of honour killings of daughters and their beaus and going against family traditions to get married to their choice of men. The movie stars actors from India, Pakistan .. read more

Honour killing case sent to CBI

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana high court handed over the alleged honour killing case of a 23-year-old youth from Jind to CBI on Saturday, allowing a plea filed by his mother. Murti Devi, 45, of Brar Khera village in Jind district had alleged in her petition that her son Navin was killed by his lover Seema’s .. read more

High Court upholds life term for Katara’s killers

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS): The Delhi High Court Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment awarded to three convicts in Nitish Katara murder and termed the case as of “honour killing”. A division bench of Justice Gita Mittal and Justice J.R. Midha dismissed the appeals of the three against a trial court verdict of May 2008 .. read more

Indian Men Kidnapped and Forced to Marry at Gunpoint

There has been a surge in the number of men kidnapped in rural India and forced to marry at gunpoint. According to official figures, there were 2,529 cases of akadwa shaadi, or “groom kidnapping”, in the impoverished Bihar region, up from 1,337 in 2009. The practice is unofficially sanctioned, with the cost of bridal dowries .. read more