On honour killings: Article by Ammu Joseph

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Ammu Joseph, senior journalist, women’s rights activist and Friend of Prajnya, writes in today’s Hindu magazine section about honour killings.

Ammu Joseph, No honour in murder, The Hindu, May 23, 2010.

“Youngsters in certain parts of India today cannot choose their partners. If they still do and the choice violates arbitrary, extra-legal norms set down by caste panchayats, the consequence can be death. Isn’t it time we built a popular movement against the medieval practice of honour killings, asks AMMU JOSEPH.”

The article incorporates a review of Rana Husseini’s Murder in the Name of Honour, Oneworld Publications, Oxford, 2009.

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