Honour Killings

A candlelight vigil in Calcutta in 2007 mourns Rizwanur Rahman

Security personnel outside Ankit Saxena’s house in Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar

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Pakistani police officers present Waseem Azeem, the brother of slain model Qandeel Baloch, before the media following his arrest at a police station in Multan, Pakistan.

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Nitish Katara's mother Neelam Katara reacts on the Delhi High Court verdict on her son's murder case in New Delhi. The court turned down plea for death sentence to three convicts Vikas Yadav, brother of Katara's friend Bharti, Vishal Yadav, Bharti's cousin, and contract killer Sukhdev Pehalwan but sentenced them to 30 years in prison.

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Tree of death A stark image out of a macabre storybook, it was circulated to universal horror in old and new media alike. But after the condemnations stopped coming, the mystery was to endure. Why did the two girls of Badaun die? Was it rape? Was it caste?


Police arrest the brother of the young girl, killed in the name of honour, and his driver in Rohtak district in Haryana.

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Police carry out investigation at the village where a young couple was allegedly slain by their family members in the name of 'family honour' in Rohtak district in Haryana.

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Parents of a young girl who was allegedly slain by them for eloping with a youth, being produced by the police at a court in Rohtak district in Haryana.

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For justice Manoj's mother with Babli and her son's photo, news clippings

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The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi protests Ilavarasan’s death



Honour Killing: Abdul Hakim who had participated in one of the episode of reality show Satyamev Jayate, hosted by actor Aamir Khan, to speak against the menace of honour killing was shot dead. Terming as "unfortunate" the suspected honour killing of a youth in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district, the Centre today sought a report from the state government on the issue.

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The Supreme Court has told the lower judiciary to view HONOUR KILLINGS as among the ‘rarest of the rare’ cases which deserve the DEATH PENALTY.

Union Ministers Kapil Sibal (R), Veerappa Moily (L) and Krishna Tirath come out after a Group of Ministers' meeting on honour killings, at North Block in New Delhi.

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An honour killing in Karnal, Haryana

Mandeep Nagar, Ankit Chaudhary and Nakul Khari, accused of ‘honour’ killings


Caste-struck Manoj’s mother stands before clippings of her slain son and his wife Babli

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In this photo of June 24, Police arrest Ankit Chaudhary, Mandeep Nagar and Nakul alias Nikku, accused in suspected honour killings in Delhi, in Ghaziabad. A Delhi court today allowed the city police to interrogate in custody for five days the three persons accused in a sensational honour killing case in the national capital.

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An activist from a non-governmental organisation participates in a sit-in demonstration against recent honor killings in Delhi and other parts of the country, in New Delhi.

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Randhir Singh, Bhiwani
A khap panchayat opposed his son’s ‘sagotra’ marriage. He says it was political vendetta.

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Poonam, Bhiwani district
This brave Jat girl married a Dalit. Despite the atrocities the couple faced, they are together.

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Balwant Sihag, Hissar district
Married Rajbala, of his own village. Being well-off, he could take on the khap panchayat.

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