Component of Honour in Honour Killing

  • Meenactchi Priyatharshini R,
  • Pavithran S
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  • Meenactchi Priyatharshini R

    Student at School of Excellence in Law, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, India

  • Pavithran S

    Student at School of Excellence in Law, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, India

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The caste system is a part of Indian society, which traces its origin to centuries ago, which could not be defined as a single point. Along with this caste or varna system, culture, morality, and ethics also capture a major portion of Indian civilisation. According to this, killing a life is not the way of morals, but people do not hesitate to do the same when it comes to inter-caste marriage. They feel their honour is being disrespected, and they go to the extent of killing their own family members, keeping aside all their love and affection. But, the question of the research is, is only this caste forms the part of honour? And if they kill their own family members for inter-caste marriage, only then it amounts to honour killing? So, for that, all those things which people think as a matter of honour and for which they go to the level of taking a life are to be analysed. This is empirical research in which the people’s point of view about honour killing is analysed and defined accordingly. The probability of honour killing based on the economic standard of life is studied, and the reason for such crime is also analysed, for which one of the undeniable solutions to reduce honour killing becomes education.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 286 - 302


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