honour killing


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honour killing

n
(Sociology) a murder committed by a male on a female relative considered to have brought dishonour to the family, usually through sexual activity forbidden by religion or tradition
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The incident is suspected to be a case of so-called honour killing.
Despite a decline in honour killing incidents during the last one year, women rights activists in Malakand division insist most murders of women in the conservative region are deliberately reported by families and in-laws as suicides or natural deaths.
The first case of well-known honour killing in Balochistan occurred in 2008 when three teenage girls were buried alive by their brother in Balochistan'sNasirabad district.
KOHISTAN -- Honour killing took three lives in Kohistan as son shot dead mother, brother's wife, and her paramour in the name of honour on Saturday in district Kolai Palas of Kohistan.
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Interior (MoI), as part of its measures to control honour killing crime, has directed all concerned Station House Officers (SHOs) to provide counselling/legal advice if necessary to victim's family about their case.
Despite tougher punishments being put into place through legislations, no considerable reduction has been observed in cases of honour killing, primarily because Jirga or Panchayat system continues to have a strong foothold in far-flung regions of the country where only lawlessness prevails.
Once again, the ugly subject of so-called honour killing has been in the news after a man was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Celine Dookhran.
Jafri, Honour Killing Dilemma, Ritual, Understanding 18 (2008).
A recent report drafted by the Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP), titled, 'Honour Crimes in Pakistan: Unveiling Reality and Perception,' depicted a research study that focused on the opinions of Pakistanis belonging to both rural and urban backgrounds on key issues associated with the practice of honour killing in the country.
THE body of a British woman who died last week in Pakistan must be exhumed amid claims she was the victim of an honour killing, an MP has said.
Honour killing incidents have been reported from every province of Pakistan.
Sources told Dawn on Sunday that the committee had held its meeting a few days ago and discussed the proposal to make the honour killing a non-compoundable offence.