Honour Killings And Filicide.

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Honour Killings And Filicide.


Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:47 pm

It is our duty to stop the extreme of ignorance , in this context i am sharing the incident which happened to Tooba. She was brutally murdered by her in-laws & husband just after 10 months of her marriage. She was 7 months pregnant and they killed her with her baby daughter. Why this happen to a girl who is Some one's daughter, Some one's sister,
Some one's Toobi, and Smiles & Care for everyone..... We don't know why they did such shameful thing to Tooba, why?

Why they killed Tooba along with her daughter . Here are two reasons for killin daughter/ son
1- Filicide
2- Honor killing

Filicide :

Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent killing his or her own son or daughter. The word filicide derives from the Latin words filius meaning "son" or filia meaning daughter and the suffix -cide meaning to kill, murder, or cause death. "A filicide" may refer to the parent who killed his or her child as well as to the criminal act that the parent committed.
In some cultures, killing a daughter who is deemed to have disgraced the family is a common occurrence -see honor killing.

A 1999 US Department of Justice study concluded that between 1976 and 1997 in the United States, mothers were responsible for a higher share of children killed during infancy, while fathers were more likely to have been responsible for the murders of children age 8 or older. Furthermore, 52% of the children killed by their mothers were male (maternal filicide), while 57% of the children killed by their fathers were male (paternal filicide). Parents were responsible for 61% of children murders under the age of five; filicide is the third leading cause of death.

Honor killing :

An honor killing or honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonor upon the family or community. Honor killings are directed mostly against women and girls, but have been extended to men.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that perhaps as many as 5,000 women and girls a year are killed by members of their own families. Many women's groups in the Middle East and Southwest Asia suspect the number of victims is about four times greater.

Accoring to Dr. Shahrzad Mojab, a University of Toronto professor of women’s studies, followers of Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity have used their religions as a rationale to commit honour killings. However, Mojab stated that honor killings don't have "any definite connection with religion at all." She also pointed out that honor killings have been practised before any major religion came into existence.

Actions of Pakistani police officers and judge have, in the past, seemed to support the act of honor killings in the name of family honor. Police enforcement, in situations of admitted murder, do not always take action against the perpetrator. Also, judges in Pakistan, rather than ruling cases with gender equality in mind, also seem to reinforce inequality and in some cases sanction the murder of women considered dishonorable.

Kremlin-appointed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said that honor killings were perpetrated on those who deserved to die. He said that those who are killed have "loose morals" and are rightfully shot by relatives in honor killings. He did not vilify women alone but added that "If a woman runs around and if a man runs around with her, both of them are killed."

In 2007, a famous Norwegian Supreme Court advocate stated that he wanted the punishment for the killing from 17 years in prison to 15 years in the case of honor killings practiced in Norway. He stated that the Norwegian public did not understand other cultures who practiced honor killings, or understand their thinking, and that Norwegian culture "is self-righteous".

In 2008, Israr Ullah Zehri, a Pakistani politician in Balochistan, defended the honor killings of five women belonging to the Umrani tribe by a relative of a local Umrani politician. Zehri defended the killings in Parliament and asked his fellow legislators not to make a fuss about the incident. He said, "These are centuries-old traditions, and I will continue to defend them. Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid."

Nilofar Bakhtiar, Minister for Tourism and Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Women's Affairs, who had struggled against the honor killing in Pakistan, resigned in April 2007 after the clerics accused her of bringing shame to Pakistan by para-jumping with a male and hugging him after landing.

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Re: Honour Killings And Filicide.


Unread post by One Pragmatist » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:11 am

"ghulam muhammed" : It is our duty to stop the extreme of ignorance"

Hello Ghulam,

The word 'stop' is very weak in this context. I am not trying to correct your English but I just mean to say is that the henious crime of honor killing and fallicide is primitive. If you remember from history, during the days of our beloved prophet (p.b.u.h), a girl child genocide or fallicide was common in Arabia. And this practice was greatly despised by our prophet. So, when he came to age and was crowned the prophecy, one of his first noble act of kindness was to eradicate live burial of a female new born.

In ancient Rome, Vestal Virgins who broke their vows were punished in this way. This act of killing is not hundred but thousands of years old. Ignorance fosters such ideals in the form of justice. Ignorance leads to many sins and the only way to obliterate such crimes from the surface of this earth is when the man respects each other's faith and religion without questioning his intentions towards others and without judging him.

This is huge and the thought idealistic. But there is only one thing we can do. Not judge others by the color of their skin, race or religion but their nobleness to mankind. Given the resources and the reach we have as a common citizen we can change ourselves and inspire people around us. If you are a lawyer than ur profession makes it easy for you to provide justice to those who suffered this henious crime. If you are a doctor, you can help those in distress, if you are a teacher you can instill love and affection for your fellow beings and so forth.

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:46 am

Qandeel Baloch, Pakistani model, killed by brother

Pakistan's social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was killed allegedly by her brother in Multan in Punjab province, becoming the latest victim of "honour killings" that plague the country.
The 26-year-old actor-cum-model was killed in central district of Multan on Friday night, police said on Saturday.
Police said apparently she was killed by her brother named Wasim, who has fled after the incident.

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Unread post by KA786110 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:16 am

There is no honour in killing. So sad. Land of pure has become land of pure lunatics.