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Honour: Heroic or horrific?

By Yaamini Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 08:56 AM IST
In the 21st century, young women are still killed by their loved ones, in what is a twisted conception of preserving honour manifested in the appallingly termed ‘honour’ killings.
Sai Pallavi and Prakash Raj in a segment by Vetrimaaran.
Sai Pallavi and Prakash Raj in a segment by Vetrimaaran.

Paava Kadhaigal movie review: Intense and shockingly realistic film on honour killing

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Paava Kadhaigal movie review: Netflix’s anthology film touches upon a number of taboo subjects such as same gender love, love involving a transgender character, caste politics, rape and inter-caste marriage.
The breach: View into worlds beyond.(Shutterstock)
The breach: View into worlds beyond.(Shutterstock)

Review: The Wall by Gautam Bhatia

Hindustan Times | By Maaz Bin Bilal
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Legal scholar Gautam Bhatia’s first novel works with many of the classical tropes of utopia, or dystopia as utopia gone wrong
Qamar claimed that his sister used to talk to a man in the neighbourhood and “he had stopped her time and again”.(HT representative image)
Qamar claimed that his sister used to talk to a man in the neighbourhood and “he had stopped her time and again”.(HT representative image)

Man shoots sister ‘for honour’ in Pakistan’s Karachi

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:54 AM IST
The Senior Superintendent of Police South Sheeraz Nazeer said that the suspect confessed to “killing his sister for honour”.
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HT Image

For runaway couples, it’s just another day locked up in a safe house

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Three cops stand guard outside a 15ft by 15ft room in the corner of a PWD guest house, where four runaway couples have taken refuge
According to the prosecution, Kevin P Joseph was kidnapped and murdered two days after he married Neenu, 21, against the wishes of her parents in May last year.(Getty/ Representative Image)
According to the prosecution, Kevin P Joseph was kidnapped and murdered two days after he married Neenu, 21, against the wishes of her parents in May last year.(Getty/ Representative Image)

Kevin murder case: Double life-term for 10 accused in Kerala’s first honour killing

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 01:28 AM IST
Last week, the court had convicted 10 out of 14 accused. It had found Sanu Chacko, Kevin’s wife Neenu Chacko’s brother, and nine others guilty but acquitted Neenu’s father Chacko and three others. Sanu was the first accused in the case.
The court found Sanu Chacko, Kevin’s fiancée Neenu Chacko’s brother, and nine others guilty.(Getty Images(Representational image))
The court found Sanu Chacko, Kevin’s fiancée Neenu Chacko’s brother, and nine others guilty.(Getty Images(Representational image))

10 convicted in Kevin ‘honour killing’ case, including his brother-in-law

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 03:11 PM IST
The court observed that it was a clear case of ‘honour killing’ and convicted the 10 accused for various charges, including s murder, kidnapping, trespassing. The quantum of punishment will be announced on Saturday.
Rajasthan police asks young lovers to not be afraid to fall in love.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Rajasthan police asks young lovers to not be afraid to fall in love.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’: Rajasthan Police to young lovers

Jaipur | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2019 06:04 PM IST
Rajasthan Police tweeted that honour killing will lead to incarceration.
Three people were killed in Punjab over inter-caste marriage.
Three people were killed in Punjab over inter-caste marriage.

Three of family in Punjab killed over inter-caste marriage

TARN TARAN | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 07:04 AM IST
The violence followed the marriage of Harman Singh, a 22-year-old from the Jat Sikh community, to Bavy, a 20-year old from the neighbouring village.
The accused at the district court premises on Thursday, July 25, 2019.(HT Photo)
The accused at the district court premises on Thursday, July 25, 2019.(HT Photo)

19 awarded life sentence for 2017 murder of youth in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By Avijit Biswas
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 02:24 PM IST
According to the FIR, the victim The victim was murdered because he married a girl within his community, and his in-laws did not approve of their relationship.
Many newly married young people want to delay their first pregnancy, but are unable to act on their desires because of objection from family members(Shutterstock)
Many newly married young people want to delay their first pregnancy, but are unable to act on their desires because of objection from family members(Shutterstock)

World Population Day: Invest in ensuring women’s sexual, reproductive rights

By Shireen Jejeebhoy
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 08:29 AM IST
We have failed the youth in helping them exercise their right to make informed choices on reproductive matters
Police officers did not rule out an ‘honour killing’ as the motive behind the crime.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Police officers did not rule out an ‘honour killing’ as the motive behind the crime.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Parents kill teenage daughter in Bengal, dump body in river Ganga: Cops

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:25 AM IST
The victim, Pratima Mondal (16), was a class 9 student of Paschim Narayanpur High School. Recently, she got involved in a relationship with Achinta Mondal (17), a youth from an adjacent village.
A 28-year-old woman was shot dead at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district.(AFP File Photo)
A 28-year-old woman was shot dead at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district.(AFP File Photo)

Woman who married without informing family gunned down in UP

Noida | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 08:25 AM IST
Nisha was shot dead around 1 am at Dastampur village in Jewar area of the district, with the police registering a murder case against seven people of her family including her father, an official said.
A 25-year-old youth killed himself after allegedly firing at a girl in Panipat.(Representative Image)
A 25-year-old youth killed himself after allegedly firing at a girl in Panipat.(Representative Image)

Man shoots girl, commits suicide in Panipat

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By HT Correspondent, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 02:32 PM IST
The deceased has been identified as Ram Kishor, a resident of Kabri village in Panipat district. According to the police, injured has been identified as Reshma, 20, who is a student of Karnal Industrial Training Institute. 
Ayushmann Khurrana plays a cop in Article 15.
Ayushmann Khurrana plays a cop in Article 15.

Ayushmann Khurrana on Article 15: ‘We want to reach out to people who believe in caste discrimination’

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 offers a realistic take on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Locals in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh found bodies of a man and a woman hanging from a tree in the vicinity.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Locals in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh found bodies of a man and a woman hanging from a tree in the vicinity.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Bodies of man, woman found hanging from tree in UP

Gorakhpur | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 03:41 PM IST
When asked to comment whether it was a case of honour killing, Kumar said, “It will only be ascertained after further investigation.”
While the woman died of burn injuries at a Pune hospital on Sunday, the man is battling for life with over 40 per cent burns, an official said. Image for representation(AFP file photo)
While the woman died of burn injuries at a Pune hospital on Sunday, the man is battling for life with over 40 per cent burns, an official said. Image for representation(AFP file photo)

Couple locked up, set on fire by woman’s father for marrying outside caste

Ahmednagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 04:49 PM IST
A woman and her husband were set ablaze allegedly by her father and relatives in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district as they were opposed to the couple’s marriage, police said Monday.
Police said the woman’s parents and other relatives attacked the couple with sharp weapons in 2014 while they were working in a field at Jamgadhka village.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Police said the woman’s parents and other relatives attacked the couple with sharp weapons in 2014 while they were working in a field at Jamgadhka village.(Reuters/Representative Image)

7 of Gujarat family awarded life in jail for killing couple 5 years ago

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Additional sessions judge AM Sheikh sentenced her parents Jesabhai Chauhan and Kantaben and other relatives, including Babubhai Chauhan, Manoj Chauhan, Devabhai Chauhan, Vanraj Chauhan and Pujiben Chauhan, to “imprisonment for the rest of their lives,” said public prosecutor Lakhabhai Chavda.
A man in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district killed his daughter for being in love with a boy from another caste, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A man in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district killed his daughter for being in love with a boy from another caste, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Andhra man kills daughter over relationship with classmate, buries body: Cops

Vijayawada | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 02:15 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh’s K Venka Reddy later informed relatives and the villagers that his daughter died of a cardiac arrest. However, police rushed to the village on a tip-off and found injury marks on her body, including around the neck.
The community representatives have also decided meet Governor and press with their demand for a CBI probe(HT File)
The community representatives have also decided meet Governor and press with their demand for a CBI probe(HT File)

Gaya girl’s killing: No bail for father, his friend; court seeks their ‘criminal history’

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2019 09:19 AM IST
While opposing the bail plea on Thursday, the police told the court they had enough evidence against the girl’s father and his friend. The two are currently lodged in Gaya Central Jail.
Jassi Sidhu’s mother Malkit Kaur Sidhu and uncle Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of getting her killed for marrying a man they did not apporve of.(HT Photo)
Jassi Sidhu’s mother Malkit Kaur Sidhu and uncle Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of getting her killed for marrying a man they did not apporve of.(HT Photo)

Jassi Sidhu honour killing: Canada extradites mother, uncle to India after 19 years

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Jassi, as she was better known, had travelled to India from her residence in Maple Ridge, BC, in 2000, and had eloped with Mithu, a marriage that her family did not approve of. Subsequently, Jassi was murdered in what is alleged to be a contract killing at the behest of family members.
The dead man, Santosh Raghav, was found hanging on the terrace of his house in Noida which led his family to think he had committed suicide.(Representative photo)
The dead man, Santosh Raghav, was found hanging on the terrace of his house in Noida which led his family to think he had committed suicide.(Representative photo)

Autopsy confirms Noida man was murdered, wife accuses her family of honour killing

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 03:01 PM IST
The victim’s family had thought that he had killed himself and were on their way for the last rites when Noida police was told by the victim’s neighbours that it may have been a murder. At the same time, the daughter told the family that she had seen two men assault her father and then hang him.
Gaya Honour Killing: Earlier, the police had arrested the girl’s father and his friend in the case, while claiming it was a case of “honour killing”(File)
Gaya Honour Killing: Earlier, the police had arrested the girl’s father and his friend in the case, while claiming it was a case of “honour killing”(File)

Gaya girl’s honour killing: Autopsy rules out rape

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Teams of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) and the Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL), which began investigation on Monday, have found blood stains in the girl’s house, sources said.
Police said prima facie, it appears to be an honour killing.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Police said prima facie, it appears to be an honour killing.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Gaya weavers go on strike, protest ‘framing of innocent parents’ in girl’s beheading

Patna | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Thousands of weavers in Bihar’s Gaya west on an indefinite strike on Friday to protest what they said was police high-handedness in the investigation of the murder case of a 16-year-old girl from their community and framing of her “innocent parents” in her killing.
A candle-light vigil in support of the 16-year-old girl in Gaya on Wednesday(HT Photo)
A candle-light vigil in support of the 16-year-old girl in Gaya on Wednesday(HT Photo)

Locals, activists demand CBI probe of gruesome murder of Gaya minor girl

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Hundreds of locals on Thursday took to the streets yet again to demand justice for the minor through a CBI probe, even as her parents and a family friend were being sent to jail on charges of killing her for shaming the family’s ‘honour’.
Police initially said it was suspected it to be a case of rape and murder. However, her postmortem reports did show signs of rape of the minor girl.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Police initially said it was suspected it to be a case of rape and murder. However, her postmortem reports did show signs of rape of the minor girl.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

‘Case of honour killing’: Police on Gaya minor girl who was found beheaded

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Gaya’s senior superintendent of police said they got an indication of foul play by the family when they questioned the victim’s younger sister, who said she had seen her last with her father’s friend, Leela Patwa, a butcher, on December 31, 2018
Accused Ashok Kumar in police custody after he was awarded death sentence by a court in Hisar on Wednesday(HT Photo)
Accused Ashok Kumar in police custody after he was awarded death sentence by a court in Hisar on Wednesday(HT Photo)

Hisar youth gets death sentence for killing 23-year-old sister

Hindustan Times, Hisar | By HT Correspondent, Hisar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 03:20 PM IST
HISAR COURT VERDICT: Accused Ashok Kumar, a Jat, poisoned his elder sister to death, who had secretly married a man of Saini community against the wishes of the family
Police in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district arrested five school students on Saturday and said they are on a lookout for two of their juvenile friends in connection with the murder of an employee of a cooperative bank in a suspected case of honour killing.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district arrested five school students on Saturday and said they are on a lookout for two of their juvenile friends in connection with the murder of an employee of a cooperative bank in a suspected case of honour killing.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

5 minors arrested for hacking man to death in Tamil Nadu, police suspect honour killing

Hindustan Times | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Thirty-two-year-old Shankar, a resident of Vellanguli village near Ambasamudram town, was hacked to death on Tuesday near the Tamiraparani River where he had gone to take a bath, police said.
Two brothers murdered their teenaged sister and a male cousin in an ‘honour killing’ in Pakistan(File Photo)
Two brothers murdered their teenaged sister and a male cousin in an ‘honour killing’ in Pakistan(File Photo)

Honour Killing: Brother kills muslim teenage girl in Pakistan for having an affair with cousin

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2018 08:17 PM IST
They first shot dead the cousin while he was working in a field and later went home to gun down their sister. After the double murder they fled the area
Pakistani civil society activists carry placards during a protest in Islamabad on July 18, 2016 against the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch by her own brother.(AFP)
Pakistani civil society activists carry placards during a protest in Islamabad on July 18, 2016 against the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch by her own brother.(AFP)

Teenage girl, male cousin murdered in Pakistan ‘honour killing’

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Two brothers murdered their teenaged sister and a male cousin in an ‘honour killing’ in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday
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