Honor Killing: Where Pride Defeats Reason

TitleHonor Killing: Where Pride Defeats Reason
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKanchan, T, Tandon, A, Krishan, K
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsChauvinism , Honor , India , Murder , Punishment , research , VIOLENCE , Women
AbstractHonor 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.
NotesKanchan, Tanuj 1; Email Address: tanuj.kanchan@manipal.edu Tandon, Abhishek 1 Krishan, Kewal 2; Affiliation: 1: Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology , Kasturba Medical College (A Constituent Institute of Manipal University) , Mangalore India 2: Department of Anthropology , Panjab University , Sector-14 Chandigarh India; Source Info: Dec2016, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p1861; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: Chauvinism & jingoism; Subject Term: Murder; Subject Term: Punishment; Subject Term: Honor killings -- Law & legislation; Subject Term: Honor killings; Author-Supplied Keyword: Honor killing; Author-Supplied Keyword: India; Author-Supplied Keyword: Violence; Author-Supplied Keyword: Women; Number of Pages: 2p; Document Type: Article