22 states, UTs support bill to prevent 'honour killings'

As many as 22 states and Union Territories have supported a Law Commission recommendation to bring a bill to prevent 'honour killings', but government on Thursday refused to fix a timeline to put in place a legal framework, saying a decision will be taken after due consultations.

Concern in LS over dishonour killings, tea garden workers' plight

Issues ranging from dishonour killings, plight of tea garden workers and "drastic" labour law reforms to electoral representation to people of several villages in Andhra Pradesh were raised in the Lok Sabha on Thursday during the Zero Hour.

Nana Patekar voices concern against honour killing
Nana Patekar voices concern against honour killing

Voicing concern against 'honour killings', veteran actor Nana Patekar said he had supported his cousin sister when she had an inter-religion marriage.

Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called "an affront" to discriminatory jihadist moves.

Digvijay Singh condemns Haryana `honour` killings

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday condemned the brutal killing of a young couple in Gharnavati village in Haryana`s Rohtak district in name of honour.

No justification for honour killings: Kumari Selja

Against the backdrop of the killing of a couple for honour in Haryana, Kumari Selja on Friday said such acts cannot be justified and there was a need to strictly deal with people indulging in such "horror killings".

Jordanian kills sister to `cleanse family honour`

Between 15 and 20 women die in so-called "honour" murders each year in the Arab kingdom, despite government efforts to curb such crimes.

Law panel for making dishonour killings non-bailable offence

The Law Commission has recommended that honour killings be made a non-bailable offence.

Slap murder charge for female foeticide: Khap panchayats

A Khap Mahapanchayat, attended by leaders of over 300 khaps took a stern stand against female foeticide and demanded that murder charges be slapped.

‘Over 900 Pakistani women killed for honour’

Over 900 Pakistani women were
killed last year in the name of honour for allegedly shaming
their families.

Horror killings: Plan panel group for separate law

The Planning Commission Working Group on `Women`s Agency and Empowerment` for the 12th Plan has also suggested changes in family laws.

Dishonour killings: 3 Canadians jailed for life

A jury in Kingston found the three - husband and wife and their eldest son guilty of four counts of first-degree murder.

Mothers accused in dishonour killing of 2 brides

Newlyweds Zahida, 19, and Husna, 26, were strangled when they returned home after getting married to men of their choice.

Award death penalty for dishonour killings: SC

SC directed courts to view dishonour killings cases as `rarest of rare` category.

Stamp out dishonour killings ruthlessly: SC

Terming `khap` panchayat as illegal and honour killing as "barbaric and shameful", Supreme Court said these should be stamped out "ruthlessly".

TV focus on honour killings

Now small screen puts spotlight on honour killings.

`Over 90% disapprove of dishonour killings in north`

Notwithstanding a spate of so called dishonour killings in northern states, a new study shows that a massive 92 percent of the people in this region disapprove of such crimes.

Cong MP blames families of couples for honour killings

RS MP and former Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh on Saturday blamed the families of couples for honour killings which have rocked the state, saying there was no "evidence" to attribute the menace to khap panchayats.

Law soon to curb dishonour killings: Chidambaram

Severe punishment awaits those involved in dishonour killings as the government intends to bring a law on the matter in the current Parliament session itself,
Home Minister P Chidambaram said in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Chidambaram condemns dishonour killings

Home Minister Chidambaram says dishonour killings bring disgrace and disrepute to the country.