honour killings

B.C. judge orders mother, uncle extradited to India in ‘honour killing’

VANCOUVER — A mother and uncle accused in the so-called “honour” killing of a young British Columbia woman have been ordered turned over to police in India to face trial for her murder. A B.C. Supreme Court judge recounted the tragic details of Jaswinder (Jassi) Sidhu’s life and death on Friday as he announced the .. read more

Support victims of honour-based violence

It’s easy to think that forced marriages and honour-based violence are a million miles from the UK. But they’re not. Although forced marriages are set to become illegal, this isn’t stopping thousands of British women being raped, abused and physical beaten in their own homes. The government’s own Forced Marriage Unit dealt with 1,302 possible .. read more

Body of youth found hanging from tree

BAREILLY: In a suspected case of honour killing in Bisharatgunj village in Bareilly, the body of a 24-year-old youth was found hanging from a tree. The victim Manoj Kumar had earlier eloped with a local girl. Kumar’s family has lodged a complaint against the girl’s family at Bisharatgunj police station and has alleged that he .. read more

Jordan Activists Profile ‘Honor’ Killing Victims

In Jordan, critics are finding shortfalls in the local press coverage of a March “honor” killing. To fill the void in reporting, one advocacy group, No Honor in Crime, publishes profiles of the victims to humanize them in ways local press reports do not. AMMAN, Jordan (WOMENSENEWS)–He suspected his cousin of being involved with another .. read more

In Spite of the Law, Afghan ‘Honor Killings’ of Women Continue

KABUL, Afghanistan — An 18-year-old runaway named Amina agreed two weeks ago to leave the women’s shelter in which she had taken refuge in northern Afghanistan and go home with her brother and her uncle. What happened next is a cautionary tale for two young people from Bamian Province who eloped and are still in .. read more

17-yr-old hanged in honour killing

Nitin Raju Aage Dalit boy allegedly murdered by brother of ‘upper caste’ girl he had affair with in Ahmednagar; hanged to pass it off as a suicideFalling in love with a girl from an ‘upper caste’ proved fatal for a Class 12 student of Ahmednagar district, who was brutally killed on Monday and then hanged .. read more

Who are Britain’s Lost Women? Remembering the victims of honour killings.

Pavanpreet Ahmed is petitioning for a day to remember victims of honour killings, supported by Cosmopolitan and Karma Nirvana. Here’s why we’re backing Pav’s campaign… Most of us take our freedom for granted. We spend every day making decisions about the way we lead our lives – from what we wear to the jobs we .. read more

Honour killing: Five people gunned down in separate incidents

CHARSADDA/PESHAWAR: Five people, including a young couple, were gunned down in separate incidents on Tuesday. Nisatta police reported the murder of a young couple, Muhamad Amir and Shagufta, allegedly killed for their ‘illicit’ relationship in Charsadda district. Amir’s father and Mohallah Azizkhel resident, Badar Munir told journalists at DHQ Hospital that the suspects, Toray, Mehmood and .. read more

Another day, another honour-killing in city

LAHORE: A man killed his wife allegedly to preserve his honour in Quaid-i-Azam Industrial Estate police precincts in Sadar Division on Friday. The police said that Mansha doubted the character of his 42-year-old wife Iqbal Bibi. On Friday, they had an argument over this issue again after which Mansha slit open her throat with a .. read more

Honour killing: Man slits daughter’s throat for eloping

GHAZIABAD: In yet another case of honour killing, a man killed his daughter in Nasbandi colony in Loni. Justifying his acts, the locals staged a protest against cops and agitators and the situation came under control only after local leaders intervened. Police arrested the accused, identified as Gayasuddin, and recovered the sharp-edged murder weapon from .. read more