If you’re residents of Pakistan and know about the tribal culture, then you must know about Honor killings. And yes we still have this issue even in this 21st century. The Internet has bundles and bundles of stories on women killed for so-called respect.
Now, what are the honor killings?
Karo Kari is the local term for Honor killings. Pakistan has performed a large pace of addition (1000 out of the 5000 aggregate). Since the passing of the injured person is seen as a method for re-establishing the fame and respect of the family.
If the society is “Male Dominant”
The activities of young women and ladies are firmly observed in male-centric social laws. The support of a lady’s purity and “sexual virtue” are viewed as the duty of male family members. For example, her dad or her better half.
Accidents of respect killings typically are alleged to have occupied with “explicitly indecent” activities. These activities do extend from transparently speaking with men. Those men are not identified with them to having intercourse outside of marriage.
Be that as it may, a lady can be focused on homicide for a variety of different reasons. These reasons can include declining to go into an organized marriage or looking for separation or partition—even from an injurious spouse.
The unimportant doubt that a lady has acted in a way that could harm her family’s name may trigger aggression; Instead of on target truths, these assumptions are commonly founded on men’s emotions and recognitions. Incidentally, female family members frequently protect the killings and infrequently help set them up.
The United Nations Population Fund gauges that upwards of 5,000 ladies are killed every year for reasons of honor. These violations happen all through the world and are not constrained to one explicit religion. Notwithstanding, they have rather altogether and reliably happened in different pieces of the Middle East and South Asia, with almost 50% of all respect killings happening in India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, The recent famous honor killings happened with internet sensation Qandeel Baloch who died a couple of years ago.
Increased awareness about honor killings
In the 21st century, there was an increased international awareness of honor killings. However, some countries remained reluctant to take the necessary steps to effectively criminalize it. In the relatively uncommon event that a man was prosecuted for the killing, the subsequent trial would often focus on the woman’s alleged behavior, rather than the violence committed against her. When a man was found guilty, the defendant could claim that the crime had been committed to restoring the sullied family honor and petition the court for a reduced sentence.
In India, for example, the government enacted strict penalties for violence against women during the 1980s. However, honor killings based on inter-caste and inter-religious marriages continue to take place in rural areas. These events were largely unreported to police because of direct or indirect support among village residents. Such murders were often ruled as accidents when reported. A woman could be ruled a suicide who is beaten, burned, strangled, shot, or stabbed to death, even if there were multiple wounds and there was no possibility the woman could have killed herself.
Example of Jordan
In Jordan, honor killings are either legitimate or insignificantly overlooked. Article 340 of the Jordanian Penal Code excludes from punishment the individuals who enforce female family members found “liable”. In 2011, Jordanian lawmakers endeavored to change Article 76 to forestall its utilization by respondents in honor killings. However, pressure from social gatherings made those endeavors slow down.
I think we should also highlight it completely and should do justice to the women here. There should be a law of justice to diminish the honor killings to save our future.