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Homicide in the name of honour

Sarmad Ali The child labour, domestic violence, child marriages, terrorism, poverty, are never ending issues in Pakistan. I can go on to state many more but in this article I will be shedding light on the chronic rise of honour killings in Pakistan. I thought this topic required discussion hence this article. In plain words, honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by another family member who believes that the victim has brought shame or dishonour upon the family or community. The reasons for homicide may be that the victim has denied entering an arranged marriage with the consent of her elders, sex outside marriage, being in a relation that is disapproved by their relatives, wearing dresses which are de...

July 12, 2014 at 8:31 pm | News Desk