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Vol -  9, Issue- 11 ,         Page(s) : 265 - 272  (2018 ) DOI : https://doi.org/10.32804/IRJMSH


India has attained a great advancement in every sphere of activity. Society has changed gradually with emerging socio-economic developments by adopting the pragmatic approach. Equal rights to the women vis-à-vis men are being ensured at every level in our progressive society. But, still very often we hear that young boys and girls are being killed in the wake of saving the honour of the family or society. Such incidents are reportedly increasing particularly in the northern region of the country. Honour killings are a blot on the society and it shows the feudalistic mindset of the perpetrators responsible for such killings. Every year, nearly 1000 young couples are being subjected to such killing in the name of honour. Mostly females are the victims of these killings, owing to the patriarchal structure of our society. These killings are against the constitutional provisions, which emphatically talks about equality, liberty and fraternity. The objective of the present paper is, therefore, to study and analyze the honour killings in India, which is tarnishing the image of Indian society. An attempt has been made to trace the history and examine the possible causes of these killings. The present study is doctrinal in nature and is based on secondary data gathered from various sources such as books, journals, reports etc.

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