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Ayushi is not the only one… 500 murders in the name of ‘honour’ in 8 years, do you know how big a problem honor killing is? – Ayushi Yadav Murder Case Honor Killing India Statistics Global NTC Honor Killing Women Killed

On the morning of November 18, there was a huge crowd on the Yamuna Expressway from Delhi to Agra. A red trolley bag was lying on the roadside here. Everyone was shocked when the police came and opened the bag. A woman’s body was kept inside. The girl’s age was 21. Her name was later revealed to be Ayushi. On investigation, the case was revealed to be an honor killing. Ayushi was killed by her father. The reason is that Ayushi got married on her own will, which was not accepted by the family members.

Ayushi’s case is not the only one. Men and girls continue to be victims of honor killings in some or other parts of the country. An honor killing is when a member of his own family is killed because the family members feel that they have been dishonored by that person. All in all, killings in the name of ‘honour’.

A United Nations report estimates that 5,000 girls worldwide are victims of honor killings every year. Out of these 5,000, 1,000 girls are Indians, the statement said. In other words, 1 in 5 girls who are victims of honor killings are from India.

However, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics for UN According to the NCRB report, around 500 honor killings have taken place in the last 8 years. But the number of women among them is not given by NCRP.

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According to a report, honor killings are taking place not only in India but also in Canada, England, USA, Sweden, Germany, France, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, Gaza, Italy, Jordan, Pakistan, Morocco and Sweden. , Turkey, Uganda, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran also overlap.

By the way, most of the cases come from India and Pakistan. More than a thousand cases are reported every year in both India and Pakistan. In May this year, two sisters of Spanish origin, Arju Abbas and Anisa Abbas, were shot dead in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Famous American psychologist Phyllis Chelser studied honor killing cases in Europe between 1989 and 2009. After this study, he said, 96 percent of those accused of honor killings were Muslims. The study found that 68 percent of the cases involved torture before murder.

Honor killings are also on the rise in Iran. In February this year, a video surfaced of a man walking around smiling with his wife’s severed head in his hand. Iranian media called it an honor killing. Because his wife is 17 years old, he has fled to Turkey. He had returned to Iran only a few days before his assassination. Two years earlier, a father killed his 14-year-old daughter after she ran off with a 29-year-old man.

Between 2010 and 2014, the scientific journal Lancet said in its study that there were at least 8,000 honor killings in Iran, but only a few of these cases were recorded.

Its cases are also coming to the fore in the US. However, in all the cases so far, the accused is from a different country. In 2008, Chandila Kanwal was murdered by her Pakistani father in Georgia after refusing to perform an arranged marriage.

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The images are terrifying…!

In 2019, the United Nations report came out. According to the report, 87,000 women were murdered worldwide in 2017. Of these, around 50,000 women were killed by their partner or family member. That means 137 women are killed by their partner or family member every day in the world.

According to the NCRB report, 1,566 murders were committed due to love affairs and 1,549 due to illicit relationships in the country last year. On International Women’s Day, the United Nations also released a statement saying, ‘In the name of their honor, families shoot, stone, burn alive, strangle or stab women to death.

As far as marriage is concerned, the constitution of our country allows every adult to marry of their own choice, irrespective of their religion or caste. That means if the boy’s age is above 21 years and the girl’s age is above 18 years, they can marry according to their choice.