India: Mothers honor killing their daughters who dared to choose a husband on their own

by Kal El on May 17, 2011 · 4 comments

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Now the women in islam are getting in on honor killings. That’s some fine equal rights there.

Mothers accused of honour killings

WO Muslim mothers in a northern Indian town have been arrested on accusations they killed their daughters for dishonouring the family by eloping with Hindu men, police said. Newlyweds Zahida, 19, and Husna, 26, were strangled when they returned home after marrying men of their own choosing, police officer Anil Kumar Kusan said.

Marriages between Hindus and Muslims are rare in India and are frowned upon by both communities, although there are more instances of inter-religious marriages among the educated urban population.
Across India, many marriages are still arranged by families.

But with the booming economy and more women entering the workforce, such traditions are slowly giving way to love matches.

Centuries-old caste and community barriers still come into play, however, and there has been a spurt in “honour killings” in recent years across northern India.

Zahida and Husna were neighbours in Baghpat, a town in Uttar Pradesh state, when they fell in love with two construction workers.

They eloped and got married last week before returning home to make peace with their families, Kusan said.

The girls belonged to Muslim families and their mothers, both widows, were furious, Kusan said.

Initial investigations showed the mothers helped each other to strangle the girls.

The mothers were unrepentant, saying the girls had brought shame and dishonour to their families, police said.

Earlier this week, India’s Supreme Court recommended the death penalty for perpetrators of honour killings, calling the practice barbaric and feudal.

Most victims of such killings were young adults who fell in love or married against their families’ wishes. In some cases, village councils ordered the murder of couples who married inside their clan or outside their caste or religion.

While there are no official figures, an independent study found about 900 people were killed each year for defying their elders.

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  • Hellosnackbar

    Many of our Islamic contributors have a habit of trumpeting their religion as perfect.
    Is this an example of that adjective?
    I think we should be told!
    Mothers strangling their own daughters for daring to exercise freedom of choice!
    This in my view demonstrates the depth of mental pathology; that the believers accept as  Islamically normal.
    One could suggest the writing of a book entitled “Ethics in Islam” as the shortest book ever. 

  • Tinkerbelllover782003

    i don’t understand india/middle east. Their saving grace is their woman. Their man are so brutish and fugly. The woman should rise and understand that they are beautiful and powerful, and that free choice is a beautiful thing.

    • Beejj

      You don’t understand, Tinkerbell? It’s simple, really. It’s the effect of RELIGION.

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