Honour Killing

  • Riya Ragini
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  • Riya Ragini

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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Honour killing basically means the killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonour on the family. Honour killing is killing a person, maybe a male or a female, who does not accept the marriage arranged by the family or chooses to move her marital life as per her or his wish just because it brings down the honour of the family. The supreme authority of the family looks after the name of the family but forgets to think about the love and affection shared with the member of the family. Life is so unpredictable. No one knows the next minute of life. In such case, every human has the right and wish to live the life up to their willingness. No person shall be compelled to live a life for the benefit and name of others. This type of killing happens because of certain triggers which are also discussed with the role of law in honour killing. No person can be left free if they violate the law and in such case this is a crime violating many provisions set up for the protection of the citizen. When the husband is of low range, it eventually reduces the status and caste of the female family which induces the male members of the family to kill the girl. But they forget that the girl is their child where status can be gained and but girl life can never come back and caste is not precious than the life and love spent by the girl with them.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 1591 - 1601

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111446

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