Saturday, April 22, 2006

Honor Killings

Other than in a section of society that actually carries them out, it is generally agreed that honor killings are barbaric and have no place in modern society. So how does once countenance the fact that they are still carried out in parts of Africa and South Asia? What should our response be to an incidence of honor killing? Should the punishment reflect the barbaric nature of the crime? Should the perpetrators be flogged, as arZan suggests in his piece Honor Killings - Public Flogging Needed? Or is something more drastic necessary? Is there a way to prevent honor killings from occurring at all? If so, how?

3 comments:

karrvakarela said...

Hey! I just found out. I have an aunt from Bangalore. Does that make us relatives? :p

Hope you and your family well.

Sujatha said...

Wow! Small world, eh? Your aunt lives in Bangalore now or she is originally from here but lives elsewhere?

All's well here. How did your exams go? I hope you are free enough to consider writing for Desicritics. :)

karrvakarela said...

Her family lives in Bangalore. She lives and practises medicine somewhere in Iowa. The exam was alright. Another one in a few months. The fun never ends . . .

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