Stop Honour Killing

Case 1: Geeta Rani of Hoshiarpur of Punjab, whose husband, Jasveer, was killed by a group of people from his village last month. Rani and Jasveer both were from different castes, with Jasveer's killers belonging to Rani's casteThey cut off his hands and legs and then killed him for "daring" to marry one of "their" women. Case 2:  A woman from Uttar Pradesh who belonged to a caste of barbers -- considered by traditional Hindu society as one of the lower castes --was repeatedly raped and finally killed by a group of higher caste Yadav men. Her crime was the her son had married a girl from the socially and economically more prosperous Yadav caste. Honour Killing is the practice of murdering a member of a family, caste, clan or community by the fellow members, where the murderers believe the victim to have brought dishonor upon their family, clan or community usually by marrying / falling in love with someone from a lower caste or status.  ---------------------------------------------------- 'Only whores can choose their partners' – a  Panch of village said adding further falling in love is a crime and those indulging in it should be killed. Source: Timesofindia.com This kind of mindset fuels practices like honour killing. Stand up to condemn him ----------------------------------------------------- Cases of  Geeta Rani or Shafila Ahmed are not isolated ones. Numerous other incidents happen across India only a few of them make headlines. Such killings are rampant in the pockets of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa.  The violent practice stems from a primitive desire to control a woman’s physical and feminine self. It denies the fundamental rights of a human being. Deep rooted caste system nurtured by a supportive administration in rural India fuels this kind of mindset. Our heads should hand in shame as such heinous practices continue to happen in our country while the entire world is looking at us. If not now when shall we raise our voices? Calling all itimes members to stand up and urge the government to ensure that no life is lost in the name of a vague honour.  
Naveen Sambyal
Naveen Sambyal and 3 more commented on the discussion by Sahil Kakkar
on Nov 26, 2014 , 04:49 am
Sahil Kakkar - ‘Marrying outside caste STILL a taboo’
On one hand we talk about India shining while on other hand we have horrific cases of honour killing still on the rise. Is this is what we call progress? In a free world why is marrying outside your caste still has looked down upon? Shouldn't the more »
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Venkat Sai
Venkat Sai reposted the discussion by Sahil Kakkar
on Nov 26, 2014 , 12:00 am
Sahil Kakkar - ‘Marrying outside caste STILL a taboo’
On one hand we talk about India shining while on other hand we have horrific cases of honour killing still on the rise. Is this is what we call progress? In a free world why is marrying outside your caste still has looked down upon? Shouldn't the more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:25 pm
Kripa Parekh - Horrific honour killings in India
Recently a kangaroo court in West Bengal ordered the gang-rape of a young woman this week for the 'crime' of having a liaison with a married man from another community and village, it, obviously and understandably, sent shock-waves across the more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:25 pm
Kripa Parekh - Haryana double honour killings
Displaying their brutality, the killers exhibited the bodies of 17-year-old Shah Mohammad and 15-year-old Reena in the courtyard of a senior secondary school, where the two studied and were allegedly spotted by the girl's family. Image courtesy: more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:25 pm
Kripa Parekh - Stop honour killing now+
Two teenagers in love were allegedly tortured to death for breaking barriers of religion at village Samain in Fatehabad district of Haryana. The murder was followed by the local panchayat asking Shah's family to leave the village for their boy's more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:25 pm
Kripa Parekh - Honour Killing protests across India
The girl had apparently gone to the police station to ask for protection but the Panchayat intervened and brought her back. Before anybody could do anything, the girl was murdered. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:25 pm
Kripa Parekh - Honour Killing crimes in India
In Kasaan village in Kaithal, a 17-year-old girl was killed by her own father because she did not want to live with a 50-year-old man, whom she was forced to marry. The remorseless father went on record to say that pride is larger than life. "We more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:24 pm
Kripa Parekh - Honour Killing: When love is a crime
Mampi De of West Bengal married her lover against the wishes of her family. She was hacked to death by her father and brother in Nadia district. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:24 pm
Kripa Parekh - Father, uncle given death penalty
In the rarest of rare judgments, two persons were awarded death penalty on charges of honour killing here in Panchkula on Wednesday. Shaukeen, father of the victim Tahira (15) and his brother Salim, paternal uncle of Tahira, have been awarded more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:24 pm
Kripa Parekh - Khap Panchayat's involvement in honour killing
"I have no regrets. I'll do it again if I have to," said Billu, the remorseless father of Nidhi Barak, 20, who was beaten to death. Seven members of Nidhi's family, who own a thriving dog-breeding business and even have a shop in south Delhi, more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:24 pm
Kripa Parekh - Dharmendra and Nidhi Barak honour killing
Nidhi Barak was lynched by her own family and her husband Dharmendra Barak publicly beheaded. I guess it's not just the ISIS who love cutting people's heads off. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images more »
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Sai Sharan
Sai Sharan commented on the photo by Kripa Parekh
on Nov 25, 2014 , 12:24 pm
Kripa Parekh - Navdeep Kaur and Harpreet Singh Johal honour killing
Barjinder Singh, brother of Navdeep Kaur allegedly shot her and her lover Harpreet Singh Johal from point blank range after he found them in a compromising position. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images more »
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