202 women murdered in the name of honour in Sindh last year

ISLAMABAD: In 2013, as many as 202 women were murdered in the name of Karo-kari (honour killing) in Sindh, Special Home Secretary Sindh informed the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Monday. The secretary also stated that at least 28 honour killing cases have been reported in 2014 thus far. He added that the incidence .. read more

Friend says BBA student killed by family for ‘honour’

GURGAON: A suspected case of honour killing was reported from Jharsa village on Saturday wherein a friend of the 21-year-old victim claimed that the woman was murdered by her family for fostering a relationship with a boy. The family, however, claims that she died after an epileptic attack on Friday. A case has been registered .. read more

Loyola University Maryland History Professor Wins Fulbright to Study Italy’s Honor Killing Law

Steven Hughes, Ph.D., professor and chair of history at Loyola University Maryland, is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Grant to study the 19th and 20th century evolution of an Italian law that drastically lessened the punishment for honor killings. Hughes will conduct his research in Rome during the 2014-15 academic year, with a .. read more

We can end honour killings, but not with films by anti-Muslim zealots

“Honour killing” is a centuries-old practice affecting primarily Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh women. According to Human Rights Watch, it goes across cultures and religions, and its dynamics are comparable to those behind dowry deaths and crimes of passion. Now there is a gruesome twist: young men have been killed by their families after declaring .. read more

‘I Almost Had My Daughter Killed After She Fell In Love With The Wrong Man’

A man admitted almost having his daughter killed in an honour killing after she fell in love with a man. James O’Brien was discussing the story of a woman who was sentenced to a gang rape by a village court in India and asking how anything like that could possibly happen. But “Simon” in Surbiton .. read more

1600 Pakistani women murdered, 370 raped in 2013

KARACHI- At least 1601 women were killed in Pakistan in the name of honor or for other reasons in 2013. According to data provided by the Madadgar National Helpline Founder Zia Ahmed Awan, at least 370 women were raped while 185 incidents of gang-rape were reported across the country. He said that 2133 women were .. read more

Honour killing in Jammu

The railway police at Jammu railway station during their routine check on June 21 found the body of a 20-year-old girl in a gunny bag. During investigation, the police has suspected a grisly tale of honour killing. Now, a police team has been rushed to Bihar to arrest absconding parents. Link to video: Honour killing in .. read more

Honour killing? Lawyers boycott courts to protest killing

SUKKUR: The legal fraternity in Jacobabad stayed away from courts on Wednesday to protest the murder of a former president of the Jacobabad District Bar Association, Haji Anwar Ali Jakhrani. The bullet-riddled body of the victim was found near Dargah Pir Afzal Shah within the Airport police limits on Wednesday morning. Police rushed to the scene .. read more

Honour killing claims 2 lives in Mardan

MARDAN  – Honour killing claimed two lives in the limits of Katlang Police Station here on Monday late, police sources said. They said that the accused identified as Sardar Hussain son of Sher Mohammad, resident of Chapalabad Ghundo opened firing at his sister-in-law Bakhat Saniya wife of Mohammad Hussain, and her alleged paramour Fazl-e-Amin son .. read more

Honour Killing: Extradition decision delayed in Jassi Sidhu case

VANCOUVER — A judge has delayed releasing his decision on whether the mother and uncle of a B.C. woman who police believe was murdered in a so-called “honour killing” will be extradited to India. Jaswinder (Jassi) Sidhu was found stabbed to death in Punjab in June 2000, and her mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, and uncle, .. read more