Indian Legal Framework on Honour Killing

  • Monika and Hadiya Khan
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  • Monika

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Hadiya Khan

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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For every human existence, honour is a prized possession. Nobody has the right to take another person’s precious life in the name of traditions and culture. Killing someone in the name of honour is illegal and a contravention of the most important fundamental right, the right to life. The right to life and dignity have been guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution. Honour is intact with life of a human. The Indian Constitution guarantees this fundamental right. Every person has the right to be protected from threats to their lives. The right to live in society with dignity cannot be violated by social or cultural forces. However, it is illegal to kill someone in the family's honour; therefore, laws have been put in place to confront these unfair practices. The aim of this research was to examine the notion of honour and honour killing in India within the context of the fundamental legal system. This article highlights the legal provisions that address crimes of honour killing. The reasons for honour killings and international provisions concerning honour crimes are also examined in this article. To get to the judicial interpretation of the legislation, some significant rulings from the Supreme Court are also covered.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 118 - 132


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