honour killing


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honour killing

The killing of a member—often female—of one’s family or social group by another member of the same family or social group, based on the perpetrators’ belief that the victim has dishonoured the family in some fashion.

Frequency
The UN estimates 5,000 women die from honour killings/year; women’s groups in the Middle East say the figure it more like 20,000.

Dishonourable behaviours or acts
Violating the group’s dress code, trying to end or prevent an arranged marriage, sexual activity outside of marriage (or even thinking about it), engaging in homosexual acts.
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He added that 53 women were reportedly killed in Swat in 2016 with 34 becoming a victim of the honour killing crime and 19 of other issues.
Official sources while listing the other MoI's directions issued to concerned SHOs to control crime under head of honour killing, on Thursday said it should be ensured that every complaint is immediately entertained and if the same reveals about the commission of a cognizable offense prompt FIR u/s 154 Cr.
This accounts for nearly 25% of total honour killings around the world.
7 A study based on 630 respondents aged 18-71 years in Islamabad reported in 2006 that based on a given vignette that majority of respondents considered honour killing justifiable.
Pakistan is in parts a deeply conservative country and successive governments have not acted with sufficient vigour and determination to bring honour killing perpetrators to justice.
Successive governments, especially Benazir Bhutto's left-leaning, Pakistan People's Party, have done a lot of good work to abolish the honour killings.
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday asked the government to release the findings of investigations into honour killings and rape cases and amend the criminal law.
But in the same society such horrifying incidents of honour killing happened even with the approval of influential social institutions like clan panchayats.
He said: "Just as we have benefited from major public enquiries following Stephen Lawrence's racist murder, we need to have a compre-hensive public enquiry which brings out the multiple and vital lessons thrown up by outsourced honour killing cases like Surjit's and others.
With increased numbers of new Canadians coming from honour-and-shame cultures--predominantly found in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa--the phenomenon of honour killing must be directly addressed.
Out of 59 women, 27 lost their lives in the name of honour killing while 32 were killed in domestic violence, said the monthly study report of an NGO Research and Development for Human Resources Sindh here on Friday.
According to Cees and Saharso (2001) honour killing is an imprecise term for murder precipitated by the aggressor's loss of "honour" and can provisionally be defined as a "ritualised form of violence usually with male perpetrators and often, but not always, female victims".