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Letter: Honour Killing in Balochistan

Honour killing is an act of violence, especially murder of a  female genders by the male individuals of the family.  According to a recent report by the Aurat Foundation — a non-governmental organisation working in the province of Balochistan to ensure the protection of women rights that some 50 people, of which 30 include women were killed by their relatives in the name of so-called honor and family feuds in the province throughout the current year where the Nasirabad division tops the list.

It is very clear that not only Baloch society but different societies in the country are increasingly facing the problem of honor killing. Some certain studies show that around 1,000 women are killed annually in Pakistan in so-called ‘honour killings’ for allegedly violating social norms and marriages and some honour cases remain unreported still.

There needs to campaigns across the country to raise awareness against the so called killings in the name of honour throughout the country, especially in the women universities and other girls’ educational institutions.

Inevitably, honour killing is common all over the world, especially in third world countries like India, Bangladesh and Pakistan where brutal men keep themselves away from the harassment and punishments, while women have to struggle for justice and their rights.

Published in The Balochistan Point on November 27, 2018

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