honour slaying

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

#DisHonorDiaries questions filmmakers’ motivations

US Muslim activists are using Twitter to criticise a film about so-called “honour killings” in Muslim-majority countries. The primary target is not the message of “Honor Diaries”, which features women in a dialogue about domestic violence in Muslim-majority societies, but the film’s creators, the Clarion Project. A link to the article can be found here.  

Campaign against forced marriage

British High Commission in Bangladesh organised a children painting competition in Sylhet on Saturday to raise awareness of “forced marriage”. The UK recognises forced marriage as a form of violence against women and men, domestic and child abuse, and a serious abuse of human rights. The High Commission says they organise such campaign among communities .. read more

Record numbers call UK hotlines over forced marriage and honour abuse ahead of ban

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with Aneeta Prem from Freedom Charity (L) and Jasvinder Sanghera of Karma Nirvana, during a meeting with the forced marriage unit in the Foreign Office in London. Picture June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Bond/Pool LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – UK charities helping victims of forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ abuse say .. read more

“Honor Diaries” Explores Violence In The Name of Honor

Women around the world experience honor-based violence ranging from forced child marriage to female genital mutilation. The documentary “Honor Diaries” features the stories of nine women and their fight against this violence in their own communities. I know my religion, you know. I’m a proud Muslim, and I know that it’s not right to force someone to .. read more

Middlesbrough project’s new campaign to help victims of forced marriage and ‘honour’ violence

Halo shines a light on victims of “honour” violence and forced marriage. The Halo Project, now in its second year, provides support and, where necessary, intervention to protect those on Teesside at risk of honour-based violence and forced marriage. It has launched a new Time for Change campaign ahead of new legislation making forced marriage .. read more

North East England: Honour-Based Violence Unreported Due to Racism Fears

Honour-based violence and forced marriages in communities across the North East go unreported because victims are frightened of being branded as racist, a report by ITV News Tyne Tees has revealed. Honour-based violence is a form of domestic abuse which occurs when victims, mainly women, are punished, very often by their relatives, if they bring shame .. read more

Forced marriage and honour violence ‘worse than people think’

Organisations set-up to help victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence say the problem is worse than people think. The Halo Project was set up to help people in the Tees Valley just over a year ago and in that time has helped more than 100 victims. Chief executive Yasmin Khan says that this is just .. read more

Four Arrested for Suspected Honour Killing

Police have arrested four caste Hindus on Sunday for alleged honour killing. The four of a family had murdered a 23-year old woman and buried her in an isolated place near Vaigai riverbed. However, the incident came to light after her husband filed a habeas corpus petition  with the Madurai bench of the Madras High .. read more