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Issue orders to check khap panchayats, SC urged


July 16th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday was urged to issue direction to police to take preventive steps to protect the life and dignity of people from the ... Read more...

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In age of Bollywood sequels, Haryanvi film to test waters


April 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The tragic story of a gypsy girl who falls in love outside her caste will be carried forward 28 years later with a sequel to ... Read more...

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1,000 Pakistani women killed for honour in 2011


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 women and girls in Pakistan were victims of honour killings during 2011, a human rights group said.At least 943 women were killed last year ... Read more...

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Russia’s Chechnya to help reconcile split couples


March 21st, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A special commission has been created in Russia's Chechnya republic to help resolve conflicts between divorced couples.The commission has been created under instructions from Chechen ... Read more...

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Government lacks will to tackle honour crimes: Jurist


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer and women's rights activist Kirti Singh Saturday said the government lacked the political will to tackle the issue of honour killings and ... Read more...

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8,500 Pakistani women victims of violence in 2011


February 14th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Over 8,500 Pakistani women last year suffered from violence like sexual assault, acid throwing and even honour killings, a non-governmental organisation said Tuesday.An annual report issued ... Read more...

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Engineering student killed for having affair


November 24th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Nov 24 (IANS) A 22-year-old engineering student was beaten to death by the family members of a girl he was having an affair with as they were opposed ... Read more...

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States told to be strict on honour killings


August 9th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government has directed the states to strictly comply with Supreme Court directions on honour killings.Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh ... Read more...

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Crimes against women up by 18 percent in Pakistan


August 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Crimes against women, including forced marriages and sexual assaults, have risen by 18 percent in Pakistan over a period of one year, reveals a report.According to ... Read more...

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Spate of honour killings shakes up Punjab


July 14th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Like the horrific honour killings in neighbouring Haryana, Punjab, one of the country's most affluent states, has in the last few months witnessed a ... Read more...

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Suspected ‘honour killing’, three held (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, July 4 (IANS) A Dalit man was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by his girlfriend's family members in Punjab's Ludhiana district, police said Monday.Gagandeep Singh, 21, of Lamma Jattpur village ... Read more...

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Suspected honour killing in Punjab


July 4th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, July 4 (IANS) A Dalit man was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by his girlfriend's family members in Punjab's Ludhiana district, police said Monday.According to police, the 21-year-old from Jattpur ... Read more...

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Punjab issues fresh guidelines to curb ‘honour killings’


June 9th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday issued fresh directions and guidelines to senior district officers to curb the growing incidents of "honour killings" in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Daughters strangulated for ‘honour’


May 13th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) Two women in collusion strangulated their daughters here as they were having affairs with two youths, police said Friday. The two mothers have been ... Read more...

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Honour killings deserve capital punishment: Supreme Court


May 9th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that honour killings fell in the category of rarest of rare crimes and those committing them deserved capital punishment.Honour killings ... Read more...

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Khap leaders to seek review of apex court direction


April 24th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jind, April 24 (IANS) Within a week of the Supreme Court's direction to state governments to rein in khap panchayats (caste councils) from issuing illegal diktats, khap leaders from across ... Read more...

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Man kills 12-year-old sister for family honour


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 23 (IANS) In yet another case of honour killing, a youth killed his 12-year-old sister at Roorki village in this Haryana district for the sake of his family's ... Read more...

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Khap Panchayats defiantly oppose Supreme Court ban order


April 20th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 20 (ANI): Khaps in most parts of India have defiantly said they will not accept the Supreme Court to stop their actitvities, saying that traditions coming down through the ... Read more...

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Khap panchayats’ diktats must be ruthlessly stamped out: Apex court


April 19th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday held that diktats by 'khap panchayats' (caste councils) -- aimed at coercing or committing atrocities on young boys and girls who ... Read more...

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US drones killed 957 Pakistani civilians in 2010


April 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) A total of 957 Pakistani civilians were killed in American drone attacks in the country 2010, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in its annual ... Read more...

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Pakistan has “culture of impunity” on human rights abuses: US report


April 9th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9(ANI): Pakistan's security forces enjoy "a culture of impunity" in relation to human rights abuses in the country, and police have often failed to protect members of religious minorities from ... Read more...

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Punjab issues directive to curb honour killings


March 18th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday issued directions and guidelines to district administration and police officials to give couples marrying outside their caste boarding facilities, counselling and security ... Read more...

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Pakistan women must unite for their rights, says daily


March 8th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) Women in Pakistan must unite and "raise high the banner of their rights", said a Pakistani daily on International Women's Day Tuesday.An editorial in the Daily ... Read more...

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‘PPP committed to empower women, girls through better education incentives’


March 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has said that her party is committed to empower the country's women and girls."The Pakistani women and girls ... Read more...

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Couple axed to death in Punjab


January 10th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Jan 9 (IANS) In yet another case of honour killing, a woman and her lover were killed by her brother and sister-in-law in this Punjab town, police said Sunday.The deceased ... Read more...

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Alarming increase in incidents of honour killings: Pak rights organization


January 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 5(ANI): Incidents involving killing of women in the name of honour has increased to alarming proportions in Pakistan, with 36 women being killed for honour in the past year, women's ... Read more...

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Eloped couple’s bodies found on railway track


January 5th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Jind (Haryana), Jan 4 (IANS) Bodies of a couple, who had gone missing from their respective homes here last month, were found on the railway track in this Haryana district Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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Colors gets notice for airing excessive violence


December 29th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry Wednesday again issued a show cause notice to Colors channel, this time for depicting excessive violence against women in the "Rishton Se ... Read more...

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Govt. issues show cause notice to colors show for showing violence


December 29th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Colors channel for its show 'Rishton Se Badi Pratha', saying it shows excessive violence.According to reports, ... Read more...

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Haryana man booked for daughter’s ‘honour’ killing


December 26th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Dec 26 (IANS) In another case of honour killing, a man in Haryana got his 14-year-old daughter killed for having an affair with a boy of the same village. An ... Read more...

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Woman’s body parts found in Haryana, honour killing suspected


December 19th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), Dec 19 (IANS) A young woman's body parts stuffed into a sack have been found in Sirsa district of Haryana in a suspected case of honour killing, police said here ... Read more...

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Small screen got starry, regional and real (2010 in Retrospect)


December 18th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A host of top Bollywood stars, a fresh set of storylines, a dash of regional India...Hindi entertainment channels became bigger, better and more real ... Read more...

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Afghan women still face brutal abuses, says UN report


December 10th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Afghan women still reportedly suffer horrible abuses, including forced marriages, 'honour' killings and are compelled somehow or the other to take the extreme step of self-immolation.According to ... Read more...

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Rishton Se Badi Pratha Going On Air In Colors Today


November 15th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): “Nahi yeh shaadi nahin ho sakti, Yeh hamari shaan ke khilaaf hain”, “ Pyaar karne se pehle tumne yeh nahin socha ki tum kis khaandaan se ... Read more...

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Now small screen puts spotlight on honour killings


November 10th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) After child marriage, female foeticide and sexual harassment, the small screen will now focus on honour killings with Colors' upcoming show "Rishton Se Badi…Pratha".The fiction show attempts ... Read more...

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