Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Supreme Court: "No honour in honour killing"

The Supreme Court unequivocally declared the infamous informal village councils of rural India known as "khap panchayats", that order honour killings of men and women who marry outside their caste, religion or community or simply dare to marry against their parents' wishes, "wholly illegal" yesterday.

A two member bench of the Supreme Court said, "There is nothing honourable in honour killing or other atrocities and, in fact, it is nothing but barbaric and shameful murder. Other atrocities in respect of the personal lives of people committed by brutal, feudal-minded persons deserve harsh punishment."

Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra directed state governments to immediately suspend the concerned Superintendent-Police and District Magistrate if they fail to take action to prevent the crime if they received prior intimation of the crime or make prompt arrests after the crime.

The bench directed a copy of the judgement be circulated to the entire nation's police and civil administration from the Chief Secretary and Director General-Police to the level of DM and SSP/SP as well as to all High Court judges.

The Supreme Court has done its part to tackle this heinous crime of warped "morality".  Now it's over to the state governments and judiciary system to continue the top-down attack on foggy feudal mindsets.

Source: Law is greek

It's no news that the twisted practice of honour killing is an act of acute intolerance primarily against women from conservative societies worldwide, even if they no longer live in that conservative society.  The UN Population Fund estimates around 5,000 women die in this way every year worldwide, the vast majority in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

In India, incidents from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh and Bihar rock the nighttime news with alarming frequency but in actuality, most cases across the country go unreported or unproven for lack of witnesses and evidence.

If the sarpanch had not informed the police and if the man had not confessed, this would have been the story of the most recent case of the convicted rapist who returned from prison only to kill his aunt and another widow in the name of family honour in Bhiwani district, Haryana just last Sunday night.  Apparently the entire village was "not home" when it happened.

Man. What an ego God gave you in his infinite wisdom.  This proves either God is not a woman or free will and the male ego just don't mix.


Teamgsquare said...

How true , thats just shameful.

Pundit Commentator said...

the part about the male ego? it's true of course for the men who commit this act but phrasing it like that was just a touch of hyberbole to catch your attention. sounds like it worked! :-D

thanks for stopping by. i hope you'll look around and come back again.

tys said...

i dont think man with his big fat fucking ego will ever mix with anything...there is no honour in killing apart from for defending the honour of a woman, protecting the lives of innocents and protecting your home...everything else is not justified...hell, even what i said is not justified but what the fuck...we men need to kill, so having some rules is great...fucking parasites

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