‘Honour killing’ has been in news in recent times. It involves the homicide of a member of a family by other members, due to the perpetrators’ belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonour upon the family. Analyse this problem in detail and indicate not only the social but also the emotional and attitudinal factors responsible for this problem? Also, distinctly bring out why: (a) The youth in such areas do not speak up against these practices. (b) The conviction rate in ‘honour killing’ cases is extremely low. (c) Women, who have to face the brunt of this crime the most, do not speak against it collectively. Discuss some feasible steps, which could be effective in controlling this serious problem. 10 marks

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  • In the introduction briefly explain the case study.
  • In the body  answer analyze various aspects of the problem of honour killing- social, emotional and attitudinal.
    While explaining this problem, the second part of the question should be simultaneously dealt with. Finally, suggest some practical and relevant suggestions to overcome these problems. Supreme Court’s observations can also be cited here.
  • Conclude with way forward.
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