Cong wants law against honour killings | delhi | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 18, 2017-Wednesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Cong wants law against honour killings

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 01:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Highlight Story

Concerned over the recent spate of violence and murder in the name of “honour” in different regions of the country, the Congress on Tuesday called for a suitable new law to deal with such crimes.

“If the existing criminal law of the land is not sufficient, then the government should also consider the passage of any suitable legislation to tackle the problem,” party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said.

Earlier in the day, Law Minister Veerappa Moily said the Home Ministry has already prepared a bill aimed at “putting an end” to such “extra-judicial” actions. “The bill has been vetted.” The government is now planning to introduce the bill in the monsoon session of Parliament.