While the precise circumstances of Israa's death remain unclear, social media posts claim she died in her home just days after allegedly being assaulted in hospital in what amounted to a case of honor killing
PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women has strongly condemned another brutal honor killing
incident in Kohistan by the brother of Afzal Kohistani.
It is my humble request to the government to take strict action against the perpetrators of honor killings
. Firstly government needs to come up with a mechanism to punish the perpetrators which are usually family members including brothers, fathers and cousins.
The honor killing
cases is horrifying mostly cases of it erupted in Sibi, Jhalmagsi, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Dera Bugti and Kachhi which are most backward and underprivileged districts of the province.
(13) The term "honor killing
" thus circulates as what Inderpal Grewal calls a "media-ted" concept, which both diagnoses the nature of a crime and its solution as confined to certain communities, following a racial logic.
Many sources define honor killing
as the premeditated murder of a girl or a woman.
Recalling that an Anti Honor killing
Bill passed unanimously by the Senate in March 2015 had since been referred to the Joint session of Parliament Zardari called for early convening of joint session to adopt the Bill.
Police said Saturday that 26-year-old Qandeel Baloch was "strangled to death" at her residence in Multan, a city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan, on Friday night in what is suspected to be an "honor killing
." According to police, her brother fled after killing Baloch, whose real name is Fauzia Azeem.
According to The Express Tribune, while deploring the way Iqbal was murdered by her own family, Pillay said that she does not even wish to use the phrase 'honor killing
' because there is not the faintest vestige of honour in killing a woman this way.
An honor killing
is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the perpetrators' belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonor upon the family or community.
12 of 1960, abolishing the ease in punishment against crimes of honor killing
"The government of India is actively considering a proposal to amend the Indian penal code or enact separate legislation to address the issue of honor killing
and related violence.