INTRODUCTION: The murder of a lady or girl by members of the male household was most frequently honored. The murderers excuse their crimes by saying that the victim dishonored the name or reputation of the family.
Girls and women are heavily scrutinized in patriarchal settings. It is considered the obligation of male relatives, primarily their father and brothers, and subsequently their husband, to preserve a woman’s virginity and “sexual purity.” Honor killing victims are frequently said to have taken “sexually immoral” behaviors, from open discussions with men who are not related to them to sex outside marriage (even if they are the victims of rape or sexual assault).
A woman can, however, be assassinated for a variety of different reasons, including refusal or divorce of her violent spouse to enter into an arranged marriage. The slightest suspicion that a woman did something that would harm the name of his family can prompt an attack; those hypotheses are often founded not on objective reality but rather on men’s feelings and perceptions. Ironically, women relatives often stand up for the killings and often help to establish them.
These atrocities occur worldwide and are not limited to a certain faith or religion. In different areas of the Middle East and South Asia nevertheless, almost half of all honor killings took place in India and Pakistan. They occurred very substantially and continuously.
The international awareness of honor killing increased in the 21st century, yet several governments were unwilling to take the steps necessary to prohibit it. The subsequent trial would often focus on the woman’s supposed to conduct, rather than on violence against her, in the relatively infrequent case that a man was being charged for murder. The defendant could claim that a person who was found guilty was committed to reinstate the sullied family honor and get a lesser punishment by the court.
For example, in India, throughout the 1980s the government imposed rigorous sanctions on violence against women. In rural places, however, there continued to be honor killings based on inter-class and interfaith marriages, where it was mostly unreported to the police by direct or indirect cooperation from village inhabitants. Such assassinations were often governed by reports of accidents. The feminine could be deemed a suicide, beaten, burned, strangled, shot, or stabbed to death even if several wounds occur and no chance of the female has been able to kill herself.
PENALTIES UNDER INDIAN PENAL CODE (IPC): Sections 299–304: Sanction to anyone guilty of assassination and guilt of murder. Sections 299–304: Murder is life in jail or death, and all right. Murder. The penalty is life imprisonment or prison for up to 10 years and a fine for non-murderers guilty of homicides.
Section 307: Penalties threaten execution and a fine for up to 10 years. The punishment might be life in jail if an individual is injured.
Section 308: Penalties try, by imprisonment for a maximum of three years or by fine or with both guilty homicides. If injuries are caused, the person is imprisoned or punished for up to seven years or two.
Section 120A and 120B: Penalize anyone who is a criminal conspiracy participant.
Sections 107–116: Penalizes people for killings, including killings and guilty killings.
Sections 34 and 35: Penalize conduct in furtherance of common intent by multiple individuals.
CONCLUSION: It is time these individuals changed their minds and they are no one else, rather the parents. If parents support you, those khap panchayats and others do not penalize you because of the crimes that you have not committed. It is necessary to understand that love marriage is not a sin for society, but if you force someone to marry a person who does not like him then they would not be capable of a happy existence. The law must be stricter in dealing with these murders and punishing those who take laws themselves and take the lives of innocent young adults. It is high time that the people themselves changed and reformed themselves.
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