Two sad cases of honour killing in modern-day IndiaHonour killing is an ill of the society. This ill signifies restriction on women imposed by the society. Media, liberals and feminists are generally very vocal against honour killing. So, the cases of honour killing must be brought to public to name and shame the perpetrators.
There are two recent honour killings in India. In the first case, Jasmine Shaikh, a 19 year old girl from Mahammadiyapalem village in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her house by a relative. Neighbours and relatives of the girl caught hold of V Srisai, a first year B.Tech student, and his firend Pavan Kumar, a first year Degree student, and locked them in a room where they were beaten up with sticks, cricket bats and belts. Chilly powder was put on their eyes. By the time police arrived, Srisai had lost consciousness and Pavan Kumar had been a very critical condition. He was taken to Guntur Government Hospital.
In a similar incident, Sonu, a 22 year old Scheduled Caste craftsman, was hacked to death in full public view by his brother-in-law. When his wife Danishta Begum (21 year) tried to intervene, her brother Alim slit her throat as well. This incident happened in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh. The couple had a court marriage only four months ago against the wish of the bride's family.
Very astonishingly, media, liberals and feminists of India are very silent about these two unfortunate cases of honour killing.