[Reader-list] dehli caste honour killing
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Sun Jun 20 18:04:37 IST 2010
Since we in Pakistan have the same problem, connected to different groups of
people still referred in rural areas as 'caste' as well as tribe or clan
affiliation, as well killing people to extract money as reparation , such is
frequent in karo-kari type cases, which is also refrred to as honour
killing, i wonder what alterbative name could be given to it. i have faoled
to come up with an adequate term. the homour involved in obviosly not honour
but simply dishonour.
After the two famous cases in Naseerabad in Balochistan and on in Punjab,
with the minister defending the conduct as tribal custom [!!] Niilofur
Farrukh organized a traveling art show with the theme "No Honour in Killing'
Its shameful !! but the media is on it like dogs if a story breaks, but
many are not reported at all. a similar problem exists in jordan, turkey,
On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 5:21 PM, anuradha mukherjee <anu.mukh at gmail.com>wrote:
> Again a rather hackneyed question, why call these murders honour killings?
> Is honour only relevent when defenceless women, children economically
> backward people are concerned? Why don't these people respond to other
> social inequities with the same vehemence and violence? It's disgusting to
> link honour with this even in name.
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Rakesh Iyer <rakesh.rnbdj at gmail.com>
> > No surprises Bipin bhai, considering your attitude about Gujarat. Waise
> > when
> > you talk about pride of Gujarat and find faults with us, I remember a
> > saying
> > repeated by a variety of people ranging from Jesus Christ to Mahatma
> > Gandhi:
> > Before seeing the speck (fault) in someone else's eye, clear the speck of
> > your eye.
> > May be it's time we correct ourselves and find the truth about our own
> > nation and solve our problems rather than worrying about attitudes. The
> > to my knowledge has been far more measured in its opinion of India than
> > what
> > the newspapers of India frequently indulge in. Infact, some of the best
> > reporting about India can be found in media agencies which are based
> > outside
> > India but send their correspondents here, like the BBC, Reuters and
> > surprisingly, Al-Jazeera (the little they put about India, that is).
> > The only Indian paper I liked to an extent (and I am unhappy and angry
> > they don't comment on the Left as well), is the Hindu. We need a paper
> > that but without a Communist party supporting it.
> > Rakesh
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