Honour killings–Is it fair?


There is hardly a day when there is no news in the news papers relating to some honour killing or the other. News of the type like this are not new to the readers. They have been going through them for  years, nay decades, with the only difference that earlier the happenings were many but their news coverage was not that wide as against now when the media has access to every nook and corner of the country to highlight them more broadly. Why these honour killings? What is wrong if the couples concerned join each other with their whole hearted mutual consent. The law requires that they should be adults with their minimum age as 18 years, and majority of them fulfil this requirement. The tragedy is that there are panchayats in different places in India and they practically work as a parallel government with their own laws to apply. They pronounce their own judgement whenever there is any report of some girl and a boy entering into  a love marriage outside their caste or religion. This is an affair considered by the respective panchayats as a major crime and the punishment they give for it is invariably a death sentence for which they need no hang men as the job is done by them themselves. The couples involved are butchered mercilessly with their cries drowning dim as a voice in the vacuum, as groans in the wilderness. The gods, the angels, the kings, all had their affairs and marriages with the girls they loved, and none could touch them the least as they were a powerful lot. The couples presently caught in such acts are helpless in the sense that they have no resource to depend upon for their protection except the governmental agencies which are all crippled ones unable to offer them any security with the result that they are forced to embrace death as the cost for love. Suffer as do from a severe dogmatism, these orthodox panchayats deserve nothing but condemnation, and only a great revolution launched for the purpose can do away with them. This is the call of the day.

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10 thoughts on “Honour killings–Is it fair?

  1. The main cause in the root of these types of problems is present scenario of politics in India .None of the political party wants to take the drastic action on these pnachayats ,responsible for the honour killings —–for the fear of loosing vote bank.

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  2. IT IS NOT HONOUR KILLINGS… IT IS HORROR KILLINGS. THERE IS NO HONOUR WHATSOEVER IN TAKING ANOTHER PERSON’S LIFE. ITS EVIL AND CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED. WHENEVER NEWS LIKE HONOUR KILLING COMES UP IN NEWS, ITS REALLY SAD TO HEAR. IT SEEMS SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE THERE IS STAGNANCY IN CERTAIN SECTION OF PEOPLES’ MIND. THEY DON’T WANT TO CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF FALSE PRESTIGE AND CONSIDER IT AS A MATTER OF PRIDE. SUCH PEOPLE ARE MENTALLY SICK. IT IS REALLY A SHAME ON THE SO CALLED SOCIETY. WE ALL SHOULD CONDEMN IT. I THINK NOW IT IS TIME WHEN AUTHORITIES SHOULD WAKE UP FROM THEIR SLEEP AND TAKE STERN ACTION AGAINST ALL THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THIS CRIME OF MURDERING INNOCENT YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS.

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  3. Sir, It is quite unfair. The human tendency is to perform well to get a honorable status. To be honorable is not a overnight exercise but now a days most of the people want to be honorable overnight and they don’t hesitate to adopt criminal and inhuman measures. Such type of persons having criminal instinct favor and commit such type of killings. Village panchayats under reference inherit kabilai culture knows the language of blood and barbarism. This must be deal-ted with strict legal measures but the vote bank politics plays a negative role. Everyone should be ready to accept and adopt the changes in the society.

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