May 29, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday condemned the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman who was stoned to death in a so-called "honor killing." Farzana Iqbal was killed by her family outside of a Pakistani court in the city of Lahore because she had chosen to marry ...[read more]
May 11, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The Supreme Court of India on Monday expressed its support for death penalties for "honor killing" convictions in a ruling upholding the life sentence for a man convicted of an honor killing. The court affirmed Bhagwan Dass's conviction on the charges of killing his daughter who had walked out of ...[read more]
April 20, 2011
by Sarah Posner
The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday urged an end to the practice of "honor killing", calling the customary ritual "wholly illegal." The court said that officials who are aware of the practice before or after it occurs and do not report it will face criminal charges. Officials who fail to report ...[read more]
June 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The Supreme Court of India on Monday ordered the central government and seven state governments to explain the steps they have taken to reduce honor killings. The order comes in response to a petition filed by Shakti Vahini, a non-governmental human rights organization seeking the implementation ...[read more]

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