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Honour Killing: The Dishonourable Clarification Of Honour

Aarushi Samour, Mody University of Science and Technology


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Women too being humans possess human rights and fundamental freedoms including freedom to marry a person of her choice. A woman can be targeted by her family for several reasons, including: refusal to enter into an arranged marriage, being a victim of sexual assault, seeking a divorce or committing adultery. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that "dishonours " her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life. The article aims at highlighting the legal provisions to tackle the crime of honour killing.

Keywords: Crime, Honour killings, Rights, Law, International provisions.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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