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an ancient tradition still sometimes observed

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One individual argued that "there's no such thing as honor killing for Christians" and that "the Arab father murder her daughter because he did not want her to marry a Muslim man in prison period.
1) However, researchers found that support for honor killings was more widespread among adolescents from poorer and more traditional family backgrounds.
In 2000, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) concluded that there are at least 5,000 honor killings worldwide every year.
But the proposed legislation on honor killings recommends 25 years imprisonment even if the heirs of the victim pardon the convict.
Honor killings, as they're called, aren't uncommon in Pakistan, especially because there's a law that allows suspects to avoid consequences.
The incidents of honor killings are on the rise in the country because of the insistence by some in the name of ideology that murders even with malafide intent are compoundable.
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.
The government response came after Shakti Vahini, a non-governmental group that is working to end honor killings, filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking an injection to end the killing of innocent young Indian couples in the name of defending the honor of society.
The phenomenon of honor killings has apparently taken India by storm in recent times.
Ozugergin added, "Turkey considered honor killings as a violation of human rights.
Chesler, who wrote "Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?
Despite the outrage, recent calls by Kurdish MP Narmin Osman to outlaw honor killings have been blocked by fundamentalists.
The reluctance of government officials to prosecute honor killings is due in part to their desire to appease these radical social elements.
I think the story you did on honor killings was poorly written and basically untrue.