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ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AGAINST HONOUR KILLINGS

ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AGAINST HONOUR KILLINGS 10 December 2007 On the occasion of National Human Rights Day, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar against the brutal killings of young girls and boys in the name of honour. Strict intervention is required to check such killings. Delhi and Haryana AIDWA state committees have called for strict punitive action against the caste panchayats and other individuals involved in ever growing cases of honour killings in Haryana and around. The law enforcing bodies have to be made accountable while e...

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MEMORANDUM TO NHRC ON KAITHAL (MANOJ AND BABLI) HONOUR KILLING

A delegation from AIDWA, comprising of its General Secretary, Sudha Sundararaman, Legal Convenor, Kirti Singh, and Asst Secretary, Jagmati Sangwan, met the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission and submitted a memorandum demanding justice for the victims of an honour killing in Kaithal district in Haryana. Seema, the sister of the boy who had been killed, also accompanied the delegation. In this context, the delegation demanded that the NHRC should take immediate action in the matter and give directions as per the memorandum below.The Chairperson informed the delegation that he...

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AIDWA on Khap Panchayat verdict

The All-India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment underscoring the gravity, barbaric and feudal nature of killings in the name of ‘honour.' “The judgment exposes the failure of the government to take appropriate action and bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice. It has been a long-standing demand of AIDWA that such killings and crimes in the name of ‘honour' be dealt with by a comprehensive stand-alone legislation,” AIDWA said in a statement issued here on Tuesday. “This legislation should punish bot...

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Whose Honour?

AIDWA Holds National Convention Against 'Honour Killings'     18 January, 2004 Laxmi     IT is notable that, amid all the rhetoric of a feel-good aura espoused by the BJP led National Democratic Alliance government, increasing violence against women does not even figure as a component in assessments of a society's level of development. For exa...

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AIDWA CONDEMNS HARYANA HONOUR KILLING IN JIND DISTRICT

 27 July 2009  AIDWA condemns the recent murder of a married youth, Ved Paul Maun, in Singhwal village of Jind district on the orders of the khap panchayat in the area, and demands stern action against the criminals. It is a matter of deep concern that this gruesome killing occurred despite the presence of the Court’s warrant officer, and the posse of policemen sent for the protection of the youth, who had gone there under Court orders to bring his wife home. Such acts of violence have become a recurrent phenomenon in Haryana. A similar fatwa has been passed against a young c...

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AIDWA CONDEMNS HARYANA HONOUR KILLING IN JIND DISTRICT

AIDWA CONDEMNS HARYANA HONOUR KILLING IN JIND DISTRICT 27 July 2009 AIDWA condemns the recent murder of a married youth, Ved Paul Maun, in Singhwal village of Jind district on the orders of the khap panchayat in the area, and demands stern action against the criminals. It is a matter of deep concern that this gruesome killing occurred despite the presence of the Court’s warrant officer, and the posse of policemen sent for the protection of the youth, who had gone there under Court orders to bring his wife home. Such acts of violence have become a recurrent phenomenon in Haryana. A simi...

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