Eight of family booked in suspected case of honour killing

Muzaffarnagar: In a suspected case of honour killing, a probe has been ordered against eight members of a family of a girl who was allegedly killed after she refused to remarry, police said Friday. The incident occurred in October when one Sangita was found hanging at her parents’ house, they said, adding that the complaint .. read more

Chargesheet in Rohtak honour killings names girl’s parents, brother

The Haryana police submitted a chargesheet against six people on Wednesday in the three-month-old “honour killing” case in Gharnavati village of Rohtak district in which a runaway couple, Nidhi and Dharmender, were allegedly killed by girl’s parents. In the chargesheet submitted in the court of Judicial Magistrate, Rohtak district courts, all six accused have been .. read more

Anatomy of an ‘honour’ killing: Why a Palestinian community demanded a father murder his divorced daughter

Thamar Zeidan was murdered by her father when he choked her to death as she took an afternoon nap in their small, conservative West Bank village. “Honour crimes” are rarely talked about in Palestinian society, but Ms. Zeidan’s mother and sister have gone public to highlight the case and reveal the immense pressure her father .. read more

‘Honour killing’ triggers violence in Karnal

Reports of the death of a 23-year-old man triggered clashes is Kutel village of Karnal district in Haryana. Uneasy calm prevailed on Wednesday with heavy police deployment in the village. As news of a suspected “honour killing” of Ravinder (23) spread, his relatives and friends went on a rampage and allegedly vandalised a religious place, .. read more

Youth detained for marrying minor girl

A case of kidnap of a minor girl and forced marriage was registered by the S.S. Colony police here on Saturday. Based on a complaint from the girl’s father, Alagarsami of S.S Colony, Commissioner of Police Sanjay Mathur had directed the police to register the case. Preliminary inquiries revealed that Alagarsami’s relatives forced him to .. read more

Signed up for work, forced into marriage

An NGO is working to free two Cambodian women forced into marriage in China, a representative of the organisation said yesterday. Huy Pichsovann, program officer at the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), said that the two women, aged 22 and 27, were enticed from their Kampong Cham homes in March to accept work in Shanghai. .. read more

Federal government funding Ottawa project to end ‘honour-based’ violence

The federal government said Tuesday it is funding a research project at a rape crisis centre in Ottawa to help understand and prevent the “heinous” crime of honour-based violence. In Ottawa, the euphemistically labeled “honour killing” concept turned into a horrifying reality in 2006 when Hasibullah Sadiqi shot to death his sister and her fiancée. .. read more

Cultural fears hinder war on ‘honour’ killing, says film-maker

Political correctness is hampering the fight against so-called honour-based violence in Britain, a campaigner has warned. Deeyah Khan, whose documentary about the victim of an “honour” killing from London recently won an Emmy, called for the police to set up a specialist unit to deal with the problem. The UK-based film-maker, whose parents are from .. read more

Honour Killing : Girl slayed in Dera Murad Jamali

A man opened fire on his daughter and a young neighbour, killing them on the spot in Dera Murad Jamali on Wednesday. According to police, the accused was suspicious of his daughter’s character. He caught her talking to the neighbour and opened fire on both of them and fled the scene. A case has been .. read more

Guilty: Mitcham man jailed for part in honour killing

A Mitcham man was sentenced to eight years in jail last week for his part in an honour killing of an Iraqi woman eight years ago. Dana Amin, 33, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court of driving Banaz Mahmod’s body to Birmingham and helping to bury her. In January 2006 Ms Mahmod was strangled .. read more