Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Chief Minister Punjab has taken notice of the incident and has sought a report from CCPO Lahore PHOTO: REUTERS 

Different country, differ tradition and culture. We ought not to justify with our own shoes. It might be against human right in our country but it is right in certain tradition and culture.
We feel very sad to hear the killing of her own daughter caused against family's choise for her couple. 

A woman in Pakistan burned her 17-year-old daughter alive on Wednesday to punish her for marrying against the family's wishes, the latest in a series of so-called "honor killings" that claim the lives of nearly 1,000 women every year in the conservative Muslim country.

Zeenat Rafiq's mother, Parveen, tied her to a cot and drenched her with kerosene before lighting her on fire. Neighbors in the congested, working-class neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore came running when they heard the screams, but family members kept them from entering the house.The police eventually arrived and found the charred body near a staircase. They arrested the mother soon thereafter.The woman saying "I don't have any regrets."

The victim's husband, Hassan Khan, told that the two had been "in love since our school days" but the family had rejected several marriage proposals, forcing them to elope last month. He showed an affidavit of consent signed by his wife before a magistrate. He also showed cellphone photos of a smiling Zeenat wearing a red dress.

Hundreds of women are killed every year in Pakistan -- often by their own family members -- for violating the country's conservative norms regarding love and marriage. Sex outside of marriage is seen by conservative Pakistanis as a stain on the honor of the woman's entire family, one that can only be removed by killing her.

Killing ow daughter who against family wishes are against the law in Pakistan but tradition and culture kept maintain for the honor of the family.

In Indonesia, a biggest Moslem country in the World, girls free to marry her soulmate after spend some time in loving relationship before the man propose to the girl's family. 

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