India/Pakistan: No honour in these killings
The Shirkat Gah report on `honour killings' is about Pakistan. But there are many parallels in India too. It, perhaps, implies that we need to eliminate the murders, and not the women.
The Hindu newspaper reports that, 'despite years of military dictatorship and many draconian laws, women in Pakistan have fought bravely against unjust laws and customs that perpetuate and institutionalise gender violence. They have demonstrated, they have documented atrocities against women and they have lobbied for a change. But the early signals of the impending assault on women's rights in the provinces where the Muttahida Majlis-e-Awal (MMA) is dominant can already be seen.'
Submitted on Tue, 11/05/2002 - 00:00
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