Cast & crew of film based on honour killing visit city

The cast and crew of upcoming movie ‘Rubba Maaf Kareen’, based on honour killing, visited the city on Tuesday to promote it. Filmmaker Avtar Bhogal, who makes movies on social issues, has directed the movie which will hit the theatres on April 4. The lead cast of the movie features newcomers Zara Sheikh and Sundeep .. read more

Please stop honour killings

In the southern province of Sindh, where it is often referred to as karo kari, the victim is hacked to death, often with the complicity of the community. Whenever the topic of honour killings comes up, the first thing that crops up in most minds is Pakistan. This is not surprising since news items of .. read more

Bokaro honour killing: Victim’s family members deny Dumri MLA’s involvement

Ranchi/Bokaro: A week after the death of Santosh Kumar Pandey (24), family members denied the involvement of Dumri legislator and JMM leader Jagarnath Mahato in the incident. According to the police, the deceased’s brother, Anantlal Pandey, told the police that he and his family members were so disturbed after Santosh’s death that they named the .. read more

Honour Killing – a story of love and religion

Honour Killing a humble request to our society to wake up and realize that we need to be involved rather then be safe on grounds of cultural sensitivities. There are three friends, a sardar, Pathan and English man (born and brought up in India). They are thick friends with staunch beliefs of their own, but .. read more

Indian engineer dies in honour killing

Abdul Hakim with wife Mewish   The parents of an IT engineer who married her low caste boyfriend lured her home with the promise of a family wedding reception and then allegedly strangled her. A 25 year old software engineer’s traditional bride’s mehendi tattoo was still fresh on her hands when her body was discovered .. read more

‘Honour killing’ of 21-year-old pregnant woman in Ramnad

A 21-year-old pregnant woman was allegedly murdered by her family members for having married a boy outside her community. The police said it is a case of “honour killing.” The gruesome killing at Om Sakthi nagar here came to light on Sunday when the district police launched an investigation of the whereabouts of the woman .. read more

30% of girls marry before 18

OVER 30% of girls in Zimbabwe get married before reaching 18 years with poverty, religious practices and forced marriage cited as major contributors behind that, a report by the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has shown. The report titled — Let Them Grow First: Early Marriages in Zimbabwe, which was launched last Thursday — highlights .. read more

Families marry off teenage daughters to escape poverty

SOME poor Zimbabwean families are being forced to marry off their teenage daughters to escape the burden of fending for them, a study has revealed. According to a report published by the Research in Advocacy Unit, a local think tank, 31 percent of Zimbabwean girls often find themselves in marriages before they reach the age .. read more

Criminalising Forced Marriage Is a Start, Not an End

Buried in a law which will criminalise “nuisance and annoyance” is a measure to tackle something far less trivial: the practice of early and forced marriage. Indeed the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which entered the statute book last week and will most prominently replace the ‘ASBO’ with the ‘IPNA’, offers little clue in .. read more

Record numbers contact helpline for forced marriage and honour-based abuse

Charity warns calls are going unanswered as demand for advice overwhelms the service The UK’s only forced marriage and honour-based abuse helpline has received almost double the number of monthly calls it had last year. Capacity is now so stretched that its founder has warned that it may have to cut the line to only .. read more