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Honor Killing

An honor killing is the murder of one family member by another family member due to a perceived shameful act by the victim upon their family or community. They are prominently carried out in the honor based societies which defined a person standing by the integrity in the eyes of the community. Those with honor are generally viewed good and others are viewed shamed.

Because the women are understood the man’s property in these societies their betrayal strips away their honor and can be punishable by death. Honor killings can happen as the result of a women seeking to escape from arranged marriage or having an extra marital affair. They can also stem for actions as basic as dating someone by not accepted by a family or wearing western clothing. Some of the women are also killed after being sexually assault or raped.

Italian-Pakistani Sana Cheema was murdered: Forensic Report

GUJRAT: The case of an Italian-Pakistani woman's death has reached to a decisive point as the forensic report, on Wednesday, revealed that Sana Cheema was strangled to death. Sana Cheema was reportedly killed in the case of honor killing on April 18, 2018. According to the forensic report of Punjab Laboratory the 26-year-old didn’t die her natural death as the bone of her neck was broken, which confirms that she was murdered. Police have arrested the accused in the case of murder. “On April 18, Sana Cheema was killed…

‘Honour killing’: Couple murdered on jirga’s order in Karachi, nine arrested

KARACHI: Police have arrested nine men for allegedly killing a couple in the name of honor on the orders of jirga or elders’ council in the city’s Mominabad area, ARY News reported on Monday. SP Orangi Abid Baloch said the couple hailing from Kohistan was killed for honor some twelve days back by girl's family members who were carrying out the orders of the elders’ council. He said nine people have been arrested in connection with the killing of the couple, who have confessed to the crime. The victim couple had…

Jirga orders murder of woman, forced marriages of two young girls in Ghotki

GHOTKI: A jirga allegedly ordered honor killing of a woman and forced marriages of two young girls in Sindh's Ghotki district, ARY News reported. According to ruling of the jirga, headed by a feudal lord, the woman Sudoori Chachar should be killed while directing the woman's husband Yousuf Chachar to pay Rs1.5 million besides marrying off his two daughters according to the will of the jirga. The punishment was announced because Sudoori and Yusuf had contracted a free will marriage. It is pertinent to note here that…