Horror killings: Punjab moves to protect its couples

In order to prevent honour killings in the state, the Punjab Government has established centres at the district level to provide protection to newly married inter-caste couples.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 00:21 AM IST

Chandigarh: In order to prevent horror
killings in the state, the Punjab Government has established
centres at the district level to provide protection to newly
married inter-caste couples.

Home Affairs and Justice Department said that such
protection homes have been established at Barnala, Gurdaspur
and SAS Nagar (three in each district), five in Mansa, four in
Hoshiarpur, two each in Faridkot and Shaheed Bhagat Singh
Nagar districts and one each in other districts, under the
supervision of the respective deputy commissioners.

The spokesman said that the centres would
provide security, boarding and lodging to the couples at
reasonable cost for a period of six weeks after their
marriages.

He said that such couples can get protection by
applying for it in the court of the district registrar who
might direct the deputy commissioner or the head of police
force.

He advised newly-wed couples to contact their
respective deputy commissioner or senior superintendent of
police for any help any time.

PTI