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Honour Killing: A Crime Against Women

Akash Yogendra Singh, New Law College, Pune


Honour killing Is the homicide of a person by her own family members. The general justification given Is that the person has brought shame or dishonour to the entire community by marrying someone from other caste or community. This research article will try to cover, what are the laws prevailing In India against honour killing and what are their effectiveness in bringing positive social transformation. This article will also argue how law has its own limits as a tool to transform society. The author will contend how there are other factors which play key role other than law in bringing positive social change.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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