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Love In The Crosshairs: Honour Killings Still Continue In India

Though there has been a sobering effect on khap panchayats in recent years, killings in the name of honour continue in India. The Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure sections are insufficient to deal with these murders.

Love In The Crosshairs: Honour Killings Still Continue In India
Love In The Crosshairs: Honour Killings Still Continue In India Photograph by Vikram Sharma

Rajasthan, March 2021: A father murders his 19-year-old daughter for eloping with her Dalit paramour in Dausa district.

Bihar, July 2021:  In Muzaffarpur, a Dalit boy, 17, is beaten to death and his genitals cut off by the family of a Brahmin girl he was having an affair with.

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