10 May 2011

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For Honour Killing give death Punishment Supreme Court Orders to lower courts

For Honour Killing give death Punishment Supreme Court Orders to lower courts
SC declares Honour Killing as Rarest of rare crime Orders lower Court to view honour killing cases as rarest of rare cases.

The Supreme Court on Monday said that honour killings fell in the category of rarest of rare crimes and those committing them deserved capital punishment.

Delhi Sessions Court gave life imprisonment to Bhagawan Dass.
Sessions Court found him guilty of killing his daughter Seema who had left her husband Raju and was living with her cousin, Sriniwas.

He filed appeal in the high court and High court also found him guilty and upholds the judgment of session’s court following which the convict appealed in the apex court.

After this Bhagawan Das filed an appeal but a bench of justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra dismissed his appeal and in a judgment bench said following,

"In our opinion honour killings, for whatever reason, come within the category of rarest of rare cases deserving death punishment.
It is time to stamp out these barbaric, feudal practices which are a slur on our nation

The court further added and held that honour killings as a slur on the nation, and terming it a barbaric, feudal practice that ought to be stamped out.

"This is necessary as a deterrent for such outrageous, uncivilized behavior.
All persons who are planning to perpetrate 'honour' killings should know that the gallows await them,"

"Often young couples who fall in love have to seek shelter in the police lines or protection homes, to avoid the wrath of kangaroo courts," Justice Katju writing the judgment said.

The Supreme Court today directed courts to view such cases as in "rarest of rare" category for awarding death penalty to the convicts.

Indian Court follows the principal of rarest of rare case while awarding a death punishment to any criminal.

The apex court while stating that such honour killings in future should be dealt with death penalty asked the registry to forward the copy of its today's judgments to all high courts, session’s courts, chief secretaries and DGPs of all States and Union Territories.

Thus now Supreme Court has made the road clear for lower courts to give or award death punishment in honor killing cases.

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Apanatva May 10, 2011  

Khap Panchayats are illegal and have to be ruthlessly stamped out .
I totally agree .

Bikram May 10, 2011  

Totally agree but the problem is who will take it on in haryana or states where it is going on .. will the govt do it ..


SM May 10, 2011  


SM May 10, 2011  


Mohini Puranik May 11, 2011  

Hope the guilty get punished and these crimes stop. But it is like day dreaming!

sm,  May 11, 2011