SYNOPSIS To be young and in love has proved fatal for many young girls and boys in the Northern part of India (Uttrakhand,Punjab,Rajasthan,Haryana,Uttar pradesh and Bihar) as an intolerant and bigoted society refuses to accepts any violation of its rigid code of decorum especially when it comes to women. So many cases of honour killing has been seen till the date,but it’s a shame for our society that no law or bill has been passed yet.
WHAT IS HONOUR KILLING Anhonour killing is the murder of a family members or social group, due to belief of perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonor upon the family or community. Honour killing are directed mostly toward women and girls ,but have been extended to man.
WHERE THE PROBLEM IS Italy Jordan Pakistan Brazil India In these countries,those who kill for honour are almost never punished.in rare ocassions that they are brought on trail,they would only serve 3 months in prison at the most,but would left off.
WHY For the sake of honour of the family. It might be time to apply a psychoanalytical approach to honour killings and other social issues of our times , in order to devise ways to engage with pathalogies under community level, says Rakesh shukla (supreme court lawyer).
WHEN It is done when people marry each other without the concerned of the family. For the sake of pride. Intercaste marriage. Inter-religion marriages
WHO• It is done by family members of the victim.• Mostly by brother of the victim.
CASE 1Zarghona 15 lies in a Peshawar shelter burnt byher father-in-law who said she had not cleaned herhusband’s clothes properly . But the fact was thather father-in-law never accepted her.
CASE 2 The killing in july 2009 of 21 year old ved pal in singhwal village in haryana when he had gone, accomplained by police man, to pick up his wife sonia, has re-focused attention on the honour killings of couples in accordance with a decision by the khap or caste panchayat.and with the community’s complete aproval . The village displayed the victim’s battered body like a trophy at a crossing in center of the village. Ved pal had married sonia, who belong to same gotra , four months earlier against the wishes of the family.
More than 1000 young people in India have been done to death every year owing to honour killing in india two legal experts have claimed. Chandigarh- based legal experts. Anil malhotra and his brother ranjit malhotra have said that in traditional societies honour killing are basically justified as a sanction for dishonourable behaviour.
SUPREME COURT SAYS :- Those who kill for honour deserve death sentence. P.chitambaran also said that the parliament will pass a bill against honour killing very soon.
UN RESOLUTION On october 24, 2002, at the 57th session of united nations general assembly third committee, the UN RESOLUTION, “ working towards the elimination of crimes committed in the name of honour ‘’’ was passed .
BIBLIOGRAPHY outlook monthly magazine Frontline www.news.bbc.co.in