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'Haryana must frame law against honour killing'

punjab Updated: May 27, 2015 20:11 IST
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Accusing the state government of 'remaining silent' even as honour killings had become rampant in the state, the Haryana Janwadi Mahila Samiti (JMS) on Wednesday alleged that the state officials were not interested in framing a law to curb such killings

"Honour killings have become the order of the day in this state. Yet, the government is silent on the issue," JMS state president Shakuntala Jhakhar said during a press conference here at the Samiti office.

"Don't we all know the role of Khaps in honor killing issues? Yet, our chief minister is saying Khaps play an important role in our society," she said.

"The government has made laws to protect cattle, but there is no law for saving girls. Post-mortem should be mandatory in every death of a woman between 18 years and 25 years of age," she claimed, adding the police force actually needed to be sensitised to handle complaints of honor killings and domestic violence.

"In most such cases, instead of lodging cases against culprits, police harass the complainant and advise them to take back their case," Jhakhar said.