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.
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.
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".
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.
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.