The Delhi High Court said honour killing cannot be countenanced in a civilized society and rejected a Bangladeshi Army officer's plea for a direction to the Centre to deport his daughter who illegally crossed the border to marry her Indian friend on forged documents.
"Honour killing cannot be countenanced in a civilized society, and more so in a body polity governed by rule of law, for right to life is sacred and sacrosanct," said a division bench of chief justice Dipak Misra and justice Manmohan in a judgement and allowed the woman to stay with her husband here.
"The parental unwanted and unwarranted intervention in the lives of major children is sometimes writ large. In the name of honour--individual, family and community--apart from torture murder also take place," the bench said and dismissed a petition filed by Capt Abdus Sabur Khan of the Bangladesh
Shazia's father then approached the Indian High Commission in Dhaka and sought her deportation. She had come from Bangladesh and married Zubair Khan against her families' wishes.