Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Topic: honour killing

Pranay and Amrutha in happier times | By special arrangement

Dalits want job reservation but equality in marriage — trolls tell ‘honour killing’ widow

Trolls are maligning my murdered husband, says Amrutha, pleads for hurtful comments to stop. Miryalaguda: The family of a Telangana Dalit man, kill...
Pranay Kumar and Amrutha Varshini on their wedding day | By special arrangement

Telangana honour killing widow just wants her father hanged

Amrutha Varshini, 21, married her long-term boyfriend P. Pranay Kumar on 30 January. Months later, her father K. Maruti Rao, allegedly got him murdered.
File photo of Madhavi and Sandeep | By special arrangement

She’s my first & last girlfriend: An inter-caste school love story that’s ended up in ICU

B. Sandeep and Madhavi Chari were attacked over caste differences by her father. Even as Madhavi fights for her life, Sandeep says nothing will happen to her.
Honour killing

Telangana father wanted to ‘find his daughter & kill her’ after she married a Dalit

Madhavi, 21, had reportedly been promised in marriage to someone else by her 'drunkard' father.

‘Progressive’ south India is catching up with the north when it comes to honour killings

The caste divide is equally strong in India's 'progressive south', and lovers equally unsafe.
Supreme Court of India

As we debate Telangana caste killings, don’t excuse courts for fanning patriarchy

Courts must stop accepting complaints from Indian parents about their daughter's choices.

Jat woman who married Dalit shot dead outside Rohtak court, 4 of family held

The panchayat in Mamta's village had issued a diktat — the mortal remains of the girl won't be brought back home.

Book on Qandeel Baloch reveals how her sexuality both intrigued & disgusted Pakistan

‘The sensational life & death of Qandeel Baloch’ takes readers through the life of the Pakistan diva killed for trying to live on her own terms.
village elders sitting together

SC clips khap panchayats’ wings on marriages. But how did they get these wings?

Khaps gained prominence as a tribal and village administration mechanism, and are most prevalent in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, MP, UP, and Haryana.
A photo of Ankit Saxena, who was murdered in Delhi

Ankit Saxena murder shows it’s Muzaffarnagar everywhere now

We are living in the times of a 'hate epidemic' where the price of making the mistake of loving is paid by innocent lives such as that of Ankit Saxena.
Madhya Pradesh

Congress promises restrictions on RSS shakhas in MP: Cynical poll ploy or hard secularism?

The Congress party in its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh has vowed to ban government employees from attending RSS shakhas or using government property for their m...