A Sociological Perspective of Honour Killing in India


  • Yamin Khan Research Scholar, Department of Law, Meerut College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA




Honour Killing, India, Sociological Perspective, Crime


Human minds have always been captured by traditionally dominant civilizations to think and act within cultural boundaries. Although the world is progressing, society is reverting to a more conventional worldview. It has stifled reasonable thought while encouraging violent behaviours, all of which constitute a breach of humanity. The International Forum, as well as Islamic law, has always been supportive of others' rights, particularly women's rights, which are protected by laws, conventions, and treaties. Few societies have been unaware of women's dignity. The subject of honour killing in India is addressed in this study paper. The historical technique of research was employed in this study as part of qualitative research methodology. The information is gathered from reliable sources such as the literature and prior studies. Women are susceptible to violence not only in India, but also around the world, as a result of poor governance, a lack of execution of suitable laws, and societal and cultural hurdles. People's attachment to traditional and cultural norms has resulted in a rise in violence against women. Honor killings are on the rise as a result of ignorance. Despite the fact that women in India are empowered, their status is not fully functional. The findings point to the need for stringent legislation to prevent honour killings. To remove ignorance from society, societal awareness is critical. Women should be given the tools they need to take such matters seriously and fight for their rights.




How to Cite

Yamin Khan. (2019). A Sociological Perspective of Honour Killing in India. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 9(6), 128–131. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijemr.9.6.21