Culture, Religion And Honour Killing In Pakistan

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Alam Zeb Khan , Kokab Saeed , Nadia Noreen , Muzamil Shah , Hidayat Ur Rehman , Muhammad Aqeel Khan , Aliza


Killing in the name of honour is not a new phenomenon. The practice has been practiced for centuries. It is justified in the name of cultural values and religious teachings. The law seems to be in trouble to cope with the problem of honour killing. The article in hand after shedding light on the historical background and its correlation with the cultural values discusses the concept of honour killings in the light of Islamic teachings. Killing in the name of honour, the article concludes, is not justifiable in the name of religion. This is a cultural practice and the law needs to be updated to cope with the issue effectively.

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