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Tag Archive: Honor killing

Jun 29 2014

Hate is alright, love is not.

A couple was beheaded for being in love. A couple was beheaded in cold blood by the family of the girl over love marriage in Satrah village, on Friday. According to the FIR lodged with Satrah police station, Sajjad Ahmed, 27, of village Hasanabad, Sialkot, had contracted a love marriage with Muafia Bibi, 23, of …

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Jun 08 2014

Killing women is not a crime

Killing women is not considered a crime in Pakistan. Farzana Parveen, 25, was killed in Lahore by her family members last month because she married a man against her family wish. Pakistani police officers will be investigated because they didn’t intervene when Parveen was publicly beaten to death with bricks. Such killings often originate from …

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May 29 2014

I do not call it honor killing, I call it ‘murdering women by misogynists’.

Another woman was killed in Pakistan. A 25-year-old Pakistani woman has been stoned to death by her family outside the Lahore High Court in a so-called ‘honour killing’ for marrying the man she loved, police said. Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the court to open when a group of around dozen men began attacking her …

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Oct 08 2013

Banaz’s story

Let’s listen to Banaz. I do not call it honour killing, I call it misogynistic murder.

Jan 04 2013

After beheading his sister man walking with a sword in one hand and the severed head in the other

Her crime? She decided to divorce her abusive husband and marry someone else whom she loves. The man is not mentally ill. He just hates women. He grew up hating women. Hating women is considered ‘masculine’, loving women ‘feminine’. Men do not want to be feminine. They fear love will ultimately make them soft and …

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Dec 08 2012

Cold-blooded murder of women.

Yesterday a man has just beheaded his sister for family honour.

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Jul 31 2012

A big celebration of patriarchal tradition

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Yes, it happens in the Indian subcontinent every year. It is a big patriarchal festival celebrated by Hindus. Men and women of all ages, of all classes and of all castes celebrate Raksha Bandhan or the bond of protection. On this auspicious day, sisters tie a silk thread called Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and pray …

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Jun 19 2012

Father’s Day Gift (Warning: Violent image in post)

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The world celebrates Father’s Day. On Father’s day, some Fathers give gifts to their daughters. On Father’s Day in India, a Father beheaded his 20-year-old daughter with a sword because he did not like his daughter’s lifestyle. Then he paraded her severed head through his village. Just 4 days before Father’s Day, a French diplomat …

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Apr 17 2012

Crimes against humanity

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    ‘The right to life of women … is conditional on their obeying social norms and traditions.’ — Hina Jilani   ‘It is a tragedy, a horror, a crime against humanity. The details of the murders – of the women beheaded, burned to death, stoned to death, stabbed, electrocuted, strangled and buried alive for …

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