1100 women, 88 men killed in the name of honor last year in Pakistan

M.M. ALAM   LAHORE: According to HRCP eleven hundred women were killed in the name of ‘honor’, nine hundred were subjected to sexual violence and eight hundred committed suicide in 2015 in Pakistan. These figures are but tip of the iceberg as most such offences are not reported. Disputes at home, illicit relationships and marriage without the consent of parents are the main causes of such murders. Almost all the women were shot to death. It is worth mentioning that in 2015 eighty-eight men were also killed in the name of honor.
Source: News Pakistan

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