Friday, 22 April 2011

More "honour killings".

Which is just a cover name for gynophobic violence, femicides, and murderous patriarchal actions justified by religious beliefs and 'cultural' traditions.

A convicted rapist out on bail has been arrested along with his cousin for brutally beating his own aunt and another widow to death in the name of family honour. Tension prevails in the area while the accused is unrepentant.

The two women were attacked at Ranila village in Bhiwani district late Sunday night. The horrific crime was committed in front of at least 200 villagers, including dozens of women, but nobody came to the two women's rescue.

"The bodies were lying unattended in the open and nobody had touched them till the arrival of police," said a police official.

The victims were identified as Suman, 35, the mother of an eight-year-old girl, and Shakuntala, 40, the mother of a 15-year-old boy. They were beaten up badly with sticks by Shakuntala's nephew Naresh, 23, and his cousin Subhash, 22, police said.

here. Those acts are also terrorism. It serves as an example to the fate that awaits other women, if they dare to attempt to evade the control of male propriety. It ensures that they obey, and live in a state of fear.

Grand merci to Gay Persons of Colour who wrote about this.

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