Evil of Honour Killing in India: A Socio-Legal Study

  • Dr. Rakesh Mondal
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  • Dr. Rakesh Mondal

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, The University of Burdwan, India

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The evil of Honour Killings is rampant in India. Although the Indian Judiciary has declared it as the rarest of rare crimes, the lacuna of not having a proper legislative framework is the biggest concern of society. It seems to be impossible to prevent this deep-rooted practice without adequate law and enforcement mechanisms. Prolong existence of patriarchal value system; feudal mindset and casteism in Indian society are the main reasons for such draconian practice. This paper has analytically examined the cases of honour killings in India and endeavour to find out the root causes of such unethical practices. Finally, some practical suggestions and recommendations have been prescribed by the author in order to prevent such gruesome practices.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 650 - 661

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112880

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