Kausalya’s husband Sankar, a Dalit, was hacked to death in front of her in broad daylight last year. She has now dedicated her life to the annihilation of caste.
The final decision on a PIL to address honour crimes ordered by Khap Panchayats will be made on November 8, the Supreme Court said.
The move towards this legislation comes after the murder of Qandeel Baloch, who pushed the boundaries of acceptability for women in Pakistan.
In this rare stand by Pakistani authorities, the murder of Baloch, a social media celebrity, will evade a common legal escape that prevents honour killing cases from going to trial.
A look at Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary about an honour killing in Pakistan “A Girl in the River,” and the controversy that surrounds it.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality
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