قتل غیرت اوراسلامی تعلیمات:فیصل آباد ڈویژن کے تناظر میں:ایک تجزیاتی جائزہ 2016ء تا 2018ء
Honor killing is the killing of a woman on account of her alleged indulgence in immoral activities. The pretext is the fact that such act has brought disgrace to the honor and reputation of the family. The undercurrents of honor killings cannot be traced back to any religion. Rather, such acts are better justified by understanding social and cultural constructs and often portrayed under the garb of religion. The gender-power dynamics and associated ideologies prevalent in traditional and conservative societies better explain these acts. The salient features of such societies include lack of awareness, lack of access to basic facilities, patriarchy, ignorance, social traditions, absence of rule of law and economic backwardness. The reasons cited by the perpetrators include love marriages, extramarital affairs and alleged involvement in adultery. It is pertinent to mention here that honor killing is the characteristic phenomenon of underdeveloped regions. Such incidents are widespread in South Asia in general and Pakistan in particular even before the colonial times. Honor Killing has been raised internationally by the international agencies and organizations. The global community has been sensitized regarding such heinous activities. There is an increasing emphasis laid on the empowerment of women.