Two killed for ‘honour’ in Jaffarabad

QUETTA – A man gunned down his wife and her alleged paramour in the name of honour in Jaffarabad district, on Wednesday. According to police, Sabir Ali Chandio shot dead his wife Yasin Bibi and her alleged paramour Ali Gul Chandio in Goth Saeed Khan Rind, Tehsil Gandakwa. “The accused fled from the scene after .. read more

UP man murders wife in honour killing

The youth, identified as Samarjit Singh, took his wife to his native village in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, killed her and buried the body outside his house. Samarjit and his uncle even planted a sapling on the land to avoid suspicion. “We have arrested Sarabjit, his brother and uncle on the charges of killing .. read more

Honour killing in Nanded: Parents of 17-year-old held

The police on Saturday arrested a couple in Nanded city for allegedly murdering their 17-year-old daughter in what is believed to be an honour killing case. The police said after realising that their daughter Mayuri was having an affair with a boy, Madhav Jaibhai, 40, and Chaaya Jaibhai, 36, killed her in October 2013 while .. read more

Kohistan ‘honour’ killing: Pakistani woman Rukhsana Bibi relives horror

On a hot and humid night in late August, a small group quietly scales the wall of a mud-brick house in a village near Pakistan’s north-western town of Akora Khatak. In the dim, starlit courtyard, they make out the figures of a man and a woman lying in two separate charpoy cots, sleeping. About 15 .. read more

Morocco MPs Ask to End Rapist Marriage Law After Teen Suicide

A Moroccan parliamentary panel voted to repeal a penal code allowing rapists to dodge lawsuits if they marry their victims. The justice and legislation committee voted to scrap a clause in the penal code that stipulates there can be no grounds for lawsuits against those “who abducted or seduced a minor girl who has reached .. read more

Lack of clarity on ‘early marriage’ cause for India not sponsoring UN child marriage resolution: MEA

India stopped short of co-sponsoring a first-of-its-kind United Nations resolution on eliminating “early marriage” due to a lack of greater legal clarity, the External Affairs Ministry said in a reply to an RTI application. The Resolution on ‘Strengthening efforts to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage: Challenges, achievements, best practices and implementation gaps’, .. read more

Pupils missing after school holidays shows big increase in district

The number of children who go missing during school holidays is on the rise, the Telegraph & Argus can reveal. New data shows 96 children failed to return to school as expected after the long summer break last year, the highest number in three years and a 55 per cent rise on the previous year’s .. read more

Break the Silence on Honor Killing

“I am sharing this reluctantly: last night’s shooting gun sounds were so close that it turned out a family from our neighborhood killed their daughter after an unsuccessful forced marriage. My only plea is that they could never see the light of day again.” The update of one of my Kurdish friends on Facebook called .. read more

MNC employee murdered in suspected case of honour killing

In a suspected case of honour killing, a 23-year-old engineer of a private company was allegedly murdered by the family of the girl he was engaged in Kutail village of the district. The body of Ravinder was found from a canal here almost 19 days after he went missing under mysterious circumstances. Police said here .. read more

Homicide: Six killed over ‘honour’ in separate incidents

GILGIT: At least six people lost their lives in two separate cases of ‘honour’ killing. Four people, including two women, were gunned down in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) late Sunday night, while two pedestrians caught in the line of fire were also injured. Senior police official Jehangir Khan on Monday said armed men barged into a house and .. read more