Honor Killing

Evil of Honor Killing can be killed by Education

Public Opinion

Honor Killing

Public Opinion

  • The souls dying of hunger may not be ready to get education. Hence, eliminate poverty to clear the way for education and by getting education, you could kill the evil of honor killing.

  • How insane is it that most of people are of the opinion that so-called Honor Killing takes place only in rural areas? Unfortunately, the urban society is the safe haven for such social evil.

The worst practice of honor killing still exists in our society. How insane is it that most of people are of the opinion that it takes place only in rural areas? Unfortunately, the urban society is the safe haven for such social evil. In contrast to rural, the only difference in urban honor killing is that they (the urban dwellers) succeed to paint it as the suicide, casualty or an accidental demise.

Honor killing is the murder of a woman or girl by male family members in male-dominant society. The killers very often justify their actions by claiming that the victim has brought dishonor to their family and their prestige. The fact is that the refusal to an arranged marriage or forced marriage often turns to be the cause of so-called honor killing. The family that has arranged the marriage apprehends disgrace if the marriage does not proceed and that betrothed is indulged in a relationship with other individual without prior knowledge to the family members, and it results in killing in the name of honor.

Such decisions pave the way ultimately to aggressive actions.

In rural areas, women are considered nothing but just a commodity. This ill-treatment is owing to the dearth of education. And the fact is that majority of people in our society stand miles away from education, knowledge and awareness. They are too busy to get rid of their financial problems and getting education has never been their priority. They live such miserable life so to win the bread and butter is the only headache of lower middle class people.

We need to do one thing in order to bring an end to all kind of social evils and this could be done by educating the masses. No evil could be dealt with or eliminated without the beacon of education. Woefully, the education cannot be given priority over poverty. The souls dying of hunger may not be ready to get education. Hence, eliminate poverty to clear the way for education and by getting education, you could kill the evil of honor killing.

Dua Katpar

Karachi, Sindh

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