Wednesday, May 11, 2011



Indian Supreme Court - "Honor Killing" could be met with death penalty

Honor killing: The mainly Muslim tradition of putting to death a female family member for bringing shame to the family, usually of a sexual nature. The murder is normally carried out by one or more male family members.

The Times of India is reporting that according to Indian Supreme Court Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra, "the gallows awaits" those that perpetrate so-called honor killings.

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