225 women killed for honour in six months

LAHORE: Two hundred and twenty-five women have been killed in incidents of Karo Kari (honour killing) in the past six months across Pakistan, according to a survey conducted by the Aurat Foundation, BBC Urdu reported on Friday.

The organisation said that though honour killing has different names in different areas of Pakistan, the traditions remain the same across the country.

Malik Asghar of Aurat Foundation said that the survey covered details of women killed for honour between January and June 2008.

According to the survey, the number of women murdered during the six months for reasons other than honour was 722.

The survey revealed that only two accused in Karo Kari cases registered during the last six months had been sentenced while the rest were pending in courts.

Daily Times Monitor

Related Content
Gendercide in Pakistan: Women are a colonized population!
‘Violence Against Women’? No! GENDER-CIDE in Pakistan!
Women Slam Govt Against ‘Honour’ Killings

Advertisements
Leave a comment

2 Comments

  1. ‘Violence Against Women’? No! GENDER-CIDE in Pakistan! « Uddari Weblog
  2. ‘Violence Against Women’? No! GENDER-CIDE in Pakistan! « Love Life

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: