Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) on Thursday urged the Union Government to enact a separate law to prevent the increasing incidents of honour killings in the country. M.P. Rajesh, all India president of DYFI said on Thursday after visiting the parents of E. Ilavarasan at the Dharmpuri Government Medical College Hospital that caste-based political parties were responsible for the honour killings.
DYFI was of the opinion that the death of Ilavarasan was shrouded in mystery, and hence, the government should order a CBI inquiry to unravel the truth, he said. Those responsible for the death of Ilavarasan should be brought before law as it was another incident of honour killing. DYFI would extend all help to his family members.
Khap panchayats in the north and katta panchayats in the south were causing honour killings. Last year 330 cases relating to killing of youngsters were registered. This year during the first five months 13 honour killings have been reported. Honour killings were a shame on society.
Mr. Rajesh said that Dravidian parties were contributing least to end honour killings as they were afraid of losing caste-based vote banks. With a view to encourage casteless marriages, the DYFI had launched a website for inter-caste marriages.
Senior leader of Communist Party of India (CPI) R. Nallakannu said that a fair investigation would be carried out by the Justice Singaravelu Commission of Inquiry appointed by the State Government.The commission should recommend the government measures to stop recurrence of such incidents in future. Earlier, the police prevented Mr. Nallakannu from visiting the mortuary to see the body of Ilavarasan.
(Courtesy : The hindu)