Thursday, March 22, 2012

Nearly 1000 Women Honor Killed in Pakistan Last Year.

When the honour of a Muslim is at stake, you can be sure that the RELIGON of Peace will make sure the job gets done:




'Honour killings' on the rise in Pakistan: rights group

A woman takes part in a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Karachi. [Reuters]
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A woman takes part in a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Karachi. [Reuters]
Last Updated: 17 hours 4 minutes ago
Almost 1,000 Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family's honour, according to the country's leading human rights group.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan annual report said around 595 of the women killed in 2011 were accused of having "illicit relations" and 219 of marrying without permission.

Some victims were raped or gang raped before being killed, the Commission said. Most of the women were killed by their brothers or husbands.

Only 20 of 943 killed were reported to have been provided medical aid before they died, the Commission wrote.

The Commission reported 943 'honour killings' in 2011, 152 more than the previous year.

Despite the rising number of reported killings, activists have praised parliament for passing laws aimed at strengthening women's protection against abuses.


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