honor killing

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an ancient tradition still sometimes observed

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If Israa's death is confirmed as an honor killing, it would be the 19th case in Palestine in 2019, according to Palestinian NGOs Against Domestic Violence Against Women.
A month ago, Afzal Kohistani, a human right defender and a leading character in Kohistan Video Scandal was killed in Abbottabad, who stand alone against the honor killing issue in Kohistan, says a press release issued by the commission here on Monday.
The abysmal number of eye elevated incidents of honor killing demonstrates that the bill is still far away from implementation and practice.
puzzling and out of place." (46) Yet it in fact constitutes "evidence of the invidious stereotypes about Muslims that underpin the Muslim ban policy." (47) Quoting Abu-Lughod, the brief states "the term 'honor killing,' or 'honor crime,' has become a means of signaling a class of violence purportedly linked to Islam and committed by Muslim men," and is therefore "a way of stigmatizing and demeaning Islam as a faith and Muslim men as a group as uncivilized and dangerous." (48) The brief goes on to quote Abu-Lughod: "Neither Islamic law nor its religious authorities, however, uniformly or consistently condone honor crimes...
Unfortunately, honor killing is not just part of human history; it still exists in the current century.
Resistance to making honor killing non compoundable is not an issue of ideology but of politics pursued by those who exploit religion for political ends, the Spokesperson quoted Zardari as saying.
"Apparently, it is honor killing but further investigations would reveal the real motives behind this murder."
Hassan al-Uri, legal advisor of Mahmoud Abbas, said that the amendment aims at abolishing reduced penalties for crimes that fall under the category of 'honor killing'.
The federal government in September 2009 sent an advisory to all state governments asking them to take special steps to curb the violation of women's rights in cases of honor killing.
ANKARA, Feb 17, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Jose Mendes Bota, chairman of the Council of Europe's Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG) released a statement on February 10 to express their regret over a honor killing in southeastern Turkey in which a 16-year-old girl was buried alive by her relatives.
'Honor killing' is a term used for the murder of a woman suspected of having transgressed the limits on sexual behaviour as imposed by tradition, specifically engaging in a pre-marital relationship with a man or suspected extra-marital affairs.
Her "honor killing" is just one in a grotesque series emerging from Iraq, where activists speak of a "genocide" against women in the name of religion.
The first murder in the book is between cousins--the victim is a woman who has offended her clan with an adulterous affair and is shot in an honor killing. It is clear from the get-go that there will be many layers to the onion that Hammer is about to peel.
According to AI, "Reports abound about men who, having murdered a man over issues not connected with honor, kill a woman of their own family as alleged kari (adultress) to the murdered man to camouflage the murder as an honor killing." According to Shah, a whole "honour killing industry has sprung up." In one case a man killed his 85-year-old mother on the charge of committing adultery, and then obtained Rs 25,000 (about U.S.
It is very clear that not only Islamic society but, different societies in India are increasingly facing the problem of honor killing. Some certain studies show that around 1,000 women are killed annually in Pakistan in so-called 'honour killings' for allegedly violating social norms and marriages and some honour cases remain unreported.