honor killings

Pakistani Clerics Declare ‘Honor Killing’ Against Islam

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, June 13 – A group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, declaring “honor killing” over perceived damage to a family’s reputation against the teaching of Islam, and anyone who carries out such an attack a heretic. Hundreds of Pakistanis, the vast majority women and girls, are

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In The Name of ‘Honor’

By Omar R Quraishi Film-maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy did Pakistan proud yet again — winning her second Oscar for documentary film-making. Her first one was for Saving Face which highlighted the terrible stories of women in Pakistan whose faces have been disfigured by acid attacks. This year’s Oscar winning film, A Girl In The River: The

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