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AIDWA condemns the heinous murder of a young couple in Rohtak for
having married of their own choice. It demands speedy investigation and
stringent punishment of the guilty. The AIDWA also demands expedition of implementation of special legislation to address honour crimes.
We enclose herewith the Press Statement of Haryana state unit of AIDWA in this regard.
All India Democratic Womens’ Association (AIDWA) has expressed deep
shock and anguish over a barbaric case of honour killing in village
Garnawathi of Rohtak district. In a press release issued by Haryana
state committee of Janawadi Mahila Samiti Wednesday’s heinous crime is a
shame on the face of civil society.
The level of
cruelty displayed in this shameful crime has stirred the conscience of
all right thinking individuals. According to AIDWA state secretary
Savita such barbaric crimes continue unabated and reminding of medieval
period. Haryana alone has recorded dozens of honour killing incidents
but nothing has been done to curb such crimes against humanity.
It is ironical that the state government and mainstream politics
continue to be silent spectators due to which no strong signal goes to
the perpetrators of such crimes. AIDWA had long been striving for
enactment of separate legislation against honour killings. A memorandum
with over a lakh signature was submitted to the union Law minister few
months back and draft legislation too was submitted with the ministry.
But the same was not be placed before parliaments owing to opposition
by Haryana government and other regressive forces like khaps who are
active in North Western region.
AIDWA demands immediate
enactment of this law. It appeals all sections of people to raise their
voice against such barbarity and launch united campaign. AIDWA also
strongly exhorts the elders to ponder over the concept of family honour
and raise questions as to what honour was being saved by killing our own
children. AIDWA demands immediate arrest of all accused in Wednesday’s episode and award exemplary punishment.