Urgent Need of Reform & Formulation of Legislation to Curb Honour Killing: No Honour in Honour Killing

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Journal Title: International Journal Of Legal Developments And Allied Issues
Author(s): Priyadarshani Kumari
Published On: 18/04/2023
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
First Page: 8
Last Page: 14
ISSN: 2454-1273
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

DOI: doi.org/10.55662/IJLDAI.2023.9201

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Priyadarshani Kumari, Urgent Need of Reform & Formulation of Legislation to Curb Honour Killing: No Honour in Honour Killing, Volume 9 Issue 2, International Journal Of Legal Developments And Allied Issues, 8-14, Published on 18/04/2023, doi.org/10.55662/IJLDAI.2023.9201 Available at https://ijldai.thelawbrigade.com/article/urgent-need-of-reform-formulation-of-legislation-to-curb-honour-killing-no-honour-in-honour-killing/


Indian society is the amalgamation of multilateral, multilingual and pluralism which is completely culturally diverse. India is recognized for its enriched culture and secularism is one of the distinct features of our nation. So different community have their own norms, tradition, mores and values apart from the formally recognized laws. The definition of reputation in society, or holding a high esteemed honor among the prestigious community or society is confined here ‘if the adult of your family lives within the boundaries set by the orthodoxical pre-occupied standards’. This article demonstrates the barbaric steps or treatment the society or the partner gives to the love birds who are fugitive, divergent, social deviant and unrefined as per the societal calculation and measurement but not in the eyes of law. The paper exhibits the nastiness in the name of religion, sacraments, culture or tradition which is existing still in this 21st century where we proudly talk about modernization and westernization and Progressive legalization.  Article 21 gives us right to live with dignity, personal liberty which includes right to privacy as well. We have article 19 which talks about right to freedom of speech and expression. We have article 14 which guarantees the right to equality. We have statutes and legislation like Special marriage Act, 1954, laws relating to Human Rights protected under Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993   i.e., Universal rights which we acquire since the time we are born. In spite of having these paramount fundamental rights and human rights with us marrying or living in with a person of your own choice becomes a life-threatening punishment to most of the couples or one of the partners in our culturally diverse country.

Keywords: Culturally diverse, secularism, honour, sacrament, social deviant, Orthodoxical, divergent, Progressive Legalization, Prestigious.

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