honour killing

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A demonstrator standing on a barricade erected by police shouts slogans during a protest rally organised by various women's organisations in New Delhi December 21, 2012. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in various parts of the country to demand urgent action against the men who took turns to rape a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus on December 16, local media reports said. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3BT7J

But even before I came across this textbook definition of feminism, right from my childhood, I was always eager to be heard.
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A bride covers her face as she waits to take her wedding vow at a mass marriage ceremony at Bahirkhand village, north of Kolkata February 8, 2015. A total of 108 tribal Muslim and Hindu couples from various villages across the state took their wedding vows on Sunday during the day-long mass marriage ceremony organised by a social organisation, the organisers said.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR4OOJP

The term dowry can be treated with some ambiguity within Indian culture as its meaning is both contentious and complex.
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14th September 2011, Pahar Ganj, Delhi, India. The Love Commandos L-R: Sonu Rangi, Commando Coordinator; Rajesh Malhotra, Delhi State Coordinator; Harsh Malhotra ,Chief Coordinator; Govinda Chand, Delhi State Commando Coordinator; Sunil Sagar, Commando Trainer.
The Love Commandos is a small organisation that was established in July 2010 and is based in Delhi. It is staffed by Indian activists devoted to providing help and assistance to Indian couples facing threats, violence, monetary difficulties and other problems associated with love marriages in India. Specifically they tackle the iniquity of so-called 'honour killings' that are still so common across the country. 
The Love Commandos have 2,000 plus volunteers from different spheres of life across the country. While founder Sanjoy Sachdeva is a journalist, his Chief Coordinator Harsh Malhotra is a garment businessman. They also have lawyers, doctors, daily wagers and others as volunteers. They have five centres in the national capital plus there are others in Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
So what do they do when they get a distress call?

"Initially, we try to counsel the couple over the phone. If the matter is serious, then we send out a team to the area, which will take help from the local police to rescue the couple. Then depending on what they want to do, we either marry them off or give them protection till they reach a decision. Most police forces cooperate with us except for the Uttar Pradesh police, which is a shame, because we receive maximum number of distress calls from UP," Sachdeva says.


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In a short period of time, the organisation claims to have rescued or helped over 45,000 couples.
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In a country ridden by caste and religious divisions, youngsters who fall in love sometimes risk their lives to be together.

To the monstrous parents, In times like these, I feel ashamed to be part of a society in which there are monsters like you.

"I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it"
intercaste marriage

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Honour killing

4 women and a teenage girl were slain in the name of honour for ‘dancing’ with unrelated men in the UC Peech Bela, Palas tehsil, Kohistan.

“Kill your daughter if she elopes”, was the advice given to a father looking for his missing daughter in U.P. by none other than the DIG of Saharanpur.

The case of Bibi Kaur, who has been convicted for kidnapping and forceful abortion, has brought to the fore the issues of foeticide and honour crime yet again.
khap panchayat

Khap Panchayat has emerged as one of India's growing issues. Honour Killing and women oppression are common terms related to Khap. Read on as we find out more about the concept and arguments of Khap.

The Noida double murder case still remains unsolved and the CBI has filed a closure report giving the explanation that it cannot be solved due to lack of conclusive evidence. In its closure report, the CBI has named Dr. Rajesh Talwar, father of the victim, as the lone suspect.

If we consider killing as a Prestige/ Honour, then in the same breath, we should rate Osama Bin laden and other terrorists as the most respectful and honourable people of this planet. And Nobel Peace laureates like Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela as the least ones!!

Khap is a term for a social, political grouping; it is used in a geographical sense. A khap comprises of village elders grouped along caste or community lines and motivated by the need to perpetuate a feudal and patriarchal order.

Read on as our Senior Editor Shruthi Venukumar expresses her grief on the growing trend of honour killing in India. A touching poem.

Recently, there has been a spate of honor killings in the country and this has led the government to decide what laws should be put in place to stop this heinous crime. Also whether the Hindu Marriage Act should be reformed or not is being debated.

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