Hindu Honor Killings Article Challenged by Hindu Human Rights Activists
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Earlier today, I published a piece about Hindu honor killings. Yes, they are committed in India, not in the West. Hindu immigrants to Europe and North America very rarely commit honor killings. In my latest MEQ study, only 3% of the honor killings committed in the West were committed by Hindus.
But, as the author of two studies about honor killings (here's the first one), I would be remiss if I did not share such information once it came my way.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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Reports on honor killings in India, and articles by women's rights
activist Phyllis Chesler
News: Honour killings: Conflict between tradition and modernity
-- Sify News: "With a spate of so-called 'honour killings' shocking
the nation in recent weeks, human rights activists say the increase in
such cases is a testimony to the growing conflict between rigid family
tradition and modernity."
-- "They also feel the problem can be resolved by increasing awareness
and bringing tougher legislations."
-- "A series of cases, where young men or women were murdered for
marrying outside caste or within the same sub-caste or against the
family's wishes have come to the fore in recent times. Delhi had
back-to-back cases in the past two weeks."
-- "Only a few politicians have spoken against such crimes because caste
can determine an election win or loss, felt Kant, whose organisation
had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the Supreme court on
Congress for Stern Handling of Honour Killing Cases
-- Jayanthi Natarajan condemns "honor killings," murders, and violence
-- did not comment on "gotra marriages"
-- Outlook India:
"Asked whether Congress supports Khap Panchayats' demand for a change
in Hindu Marriage Act, she said, 'We have not taken any view on changes
in the Hindu Marriage Act.'"
of India: Honour killing case: Pistol used by accused recovered
--- accused Mandeep Nagar, Ankit Chaudhury, and Nakul Khari
--- Triple "honor killing" case - killing Ankit's sister Monica and
her husband Kuldeep Singh, and Shobha, Mandeep's sister
of India: "Making a headway in the Ashok Vihar honour killing case,
Delhi Police have recovered from Rishikesh the pistol allegedly used by
three youths to kill three of their relatives for marrying outside
-- "A team of city police recovered the .32 bore pistol from Rishikesh
where they had taken the accused -- Ankit, Mandeep and Nakul -- for
further investigation in the case. The trio were arrested from Ghaziabad
on June 24."
-- "The accused had told police that they had thrown the pistol in the
river after killing Ankit's sister Monica and her husband Kuldeep for
marrying outside the community. Later, they allegedly killed Shobha,
Mandeep's sister, who had earlier eloped with a person outside her
--- Outlook India: 3
Honour Killing Suspects Sent to 5 Days' Police Custody
Cops find weapon used in Delhi honour killings
--- IBN: "The weapon used in the gruesome triple honour killing case of a
Delhi couple and another young girl has been reportedly recovered. The
pistol used to kill Monica, her husband Kuldeep Singh and her cousin
Shobha was found in Rishikesh."
Kerala: Delhi: Honour killing after 4-year marriage - in Ashok Vihar,
shot dead in Ashok Vihar
of India: NRI held for suspected honour killing in Punjab
-- Amritpal Kaur "honor killing"
of India: "A non-resident Indian (NRI) will be produced in a court
here on Wednesday following his arrest on Tuesday night for allegedly
murdering his teenaged step-daughter in a suspected case of honour
-- "Mehtab Singh was arrested after the police got a tip-off that he had
brought his step-daughter Amritpal Kaur, 17, from Brussels, Belgium,
earlier this month and clandestinely cremated her here after saying that
she died of food poisoning."
-- "Police officials said the death of the girl seemed to be mysterious
and that the step-father had shown undue urgency in cremating her."
-- "The police are investigating if the girl was killed by Mehtab Singh
as she had fallen in love with a youth, Lakhwinder Singh, in Belgium."
-- "Lakhwinder belonged to another lower caste and this was not to the
liking of Mehtab Singh. He is believed to have poisoned her a few days
back and got her cremated."
Times: Honour killing: Girl hacked to death by mother
-- Rekha Yadav "honor killing"
Times: "In yet another case of suspected honour killing, a
16-year-old girl was hacked to death in the district allegedly by her
mother who disapproved of her relationship with a neighbour, a senior
police officer said on Tuesday."
Honour killing: Now mother hacks girl to death
Asian Age: "India has over 1,000 honour killings a year"
-- Asian Age: "As instances of 'honour killings' are reported with
alarming -- and increasing -- regularity across the country, a research
paper to be presented at an international conference in London by some
Indian jurists on crimes against women next week suggests that the
total number of such killings could be well over 1,000 every year in
-- "The research paper titled 'Social-legal perspective of forced
marriages', prepared by Chandigarh-based senior lawyer Ranjit Malhotra,
an alumnus of the University of London and dealing with cases of
intercontinental marital disputes and custody of children, says that at
least '900 incidences of honour killings' take place in three states
alone -- Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh -- every year."
--- on July 2, 2010 in UK, Ranjit Malhotra to present research paper
"Social-legal perspective of forced marriages" claiming total number of
honor killings in India could be over 1,000 every year
for July 2, 2010 event
Chesler: "In June, 2010, (this very month), 16 Hindu victims (five
male-female couples, five girls alone, one man alone) were murdered,
their bodies finally discovered, the perpetrators finally arrested or
sentenced. The murderers were all members of the girl’s family-of-origin
in a planned conspiracy."
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