Honor Killing

Where Pride Defeats Reason

Tanuj Kanchan, Abhishek Tandon, Kewal Krishan

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Abstract

Honor killings are graceless and ferocious murders by chauvinists with an antediluvian mind. These are categorized separately because these killings are committed for the prime reason of satisfying the ego of the people whom the victim trusts and always looks up to for support and protection. It is for this sole reason that honor killings demand strict and stern punishment, not only for the person who committed the murder but also for any person who contributed or was party to the act. A positive change can occur with stricter legislation and changes in the ethos of the society we live in today.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1861-1862
Number of pages2
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2016
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Kanchan, Tanuj ; Tandon, Abhishek ; Krishan, Kewal. / Honor Killing : Where Pride Defeats Reason. In: Science and Engineering Ethics. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 1861-1862.
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Honor Killing : Where Pride Defeats Reason. / Kanchan, Tanuj; Tandon, Abhishek; Krishan, Kewal.

In: Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.12.2016, p. 1861-1862.

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