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Honour killings have become commonplace in Punjab.

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Archived_Member16, May 12, 2010.

  1. Archived_Member16

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    source: http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/honour-killing-claims-two-lives-punjab

    Honour killings have become commonplace in Punjab.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010

    AMRITSAR: In another case of 'honour killing', a woman was murdered Wednesday in Punjab's Tarn Taran district by her family for marrying against their wishes, police said. Her mother-in-law was also shot dead.

    The newly-married woman, Gurleen Kaur, bled to death after being attacked with swords at her home in Bahmaniwala village, about 25 km from here. The family also chased her terrorised husband through the streets and fired at him, seriously injuring him.

    Gurleen and Aman had married last month against the wishes of the woman's family, police said. Aman is warded in a hospital in Amritsar.

    The Punjab Police have registered a case of murder against eight relatives of Gurleen. The killers escaped.

    The couple had the protection of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh when they tied the knot.

    Honour killings have become commonplace in Punjab.

    In a suspected case of honour killing, Prabhjot Kaur and Pardeep Singh were shot dead in front of the Government Senior Secondary School in Patti town March 30 after they got married in a court.

    A newly-married couple was shot dead in Tarn Taran town in January last year by relatives of the girl for marrying against their wishes.

    The victims, Balkar Singh and Rajinder Kaur, were shot dead separately.
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Wheres the HONOUR in MURDER ?? Its a misnomer and an attempt to whitewash a CRIME by painting it white. IN GURMATT there is absolutely no excuse for this..its MURDER and should be punished as such. period. The day we begin to condone:stirpot: murderers as Honourable...will be the DAY !!
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