Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 1861–1862

Honor Killing: Where Pride Defeats Reason

Opinion

DOI: 10.1007/s11948-015-9694-5

Cite this article as:
Kanchan, T., Tandon, A. & Krishan, K. Sci Eng Ethics (2016) 22: 1861. doi:10.1007/s11948-015-9694-5

Abstract

Honor killings are graceless and ferocious murders by chauvinists with an antediluvian mind. These are categorized separately because these killings are committed for the prime reason of satisfying the ego of the people whom the victim trusts and always looks up to for support and protection. It is for this sole reason that honor killings demand strict and stern punishment, not only for the person who committed the murder but also for any person who contributed or was party to the act. A positive change can occur with stricter legislation and changes in the ethos of the society we live in today.

Keywords

Honor killing Violence Women India 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forensic Medicine and ToxicologyKasturba Medical College (A Constituent Institute of Manipal University)MangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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