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It’s time to end ‘Honor’ killing

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Lamia Sameen Malik

“O beware my Lord of Jealousy…” as Lago utters these words it sets off a chain of events that leads to Othello murdering Desdemona. Our world is full of Lago’s variants. Some do it for jealousy, others pride, and many just to find ‘acceptance’ in other people’s eyes.

Honor killing is a harsh reality that has been defined by Human Rights Watch as, “Acts of violence, usually murder, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family. A woman can be targeted by (individuals within) her family for a variety of reasons, including: refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce – even from an abusive husband – or (allegedly) committing adultery.” In the name of a patriarchal society, men can sadly murder female relatives to punish a behavior they deem unacceptable.

They believe women cannot exercise an independent choice because........

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