Honour killing Vs Lecherous killing
Posted May 5, 2010on:
Media always become happy when there is a story of “honour killing”; which means a child is killed by a parent to safeguard the honour of the family. Nirupama Pathak’s murder by her own mother is the latest of its kind. But it is extremely dubious here to see why ‘caste’ is brought into the picture. Post mortem report clearly states that she was 10 to 12 weeks pregnant. I’m not trying to justify this double murder here but pointing to the deliberate attempt to propagate some hidden agenda. Even in the western world pregnancy outside wedlock is not considered a social “good” though it is not condemned as in societies which uphold rather high level of moral values. An average Indian family cares a lot about morality, so we have all reasons to suspect ‘pregnancy’ rather ‘caste’ as the motive of this murder.
Haryana had a similar incident where a 17 year old boy killed his 20 year old friend, for loving his sister. The report said it was for loving an upper-caste girl which didn’t get this much media hype though, for the obvious reason that the victim was of male gender and there is no ministry or commission for them to take up the matter and give the hype!
This is indeed one horrid aspect of our so called civilized society but another trend that we forget to see or not getting enough media attention is ‘lecherous killing’. Here parents get killed by children.
19 year old Sonam from Rohtak (Haryana) together with her partner had reportedly slaughtered her entire family of seven members including father, mother and brother because they opposed her love.
26 year old Sakshi Kapoor a Delhi resident, stabbed her mother Kiran Kapoor, 55, with kitchen knife and beer bottles when caught red handed with her lover in compromising situation.
Those age old cultural heritage and so called moral values are long gone. India has changed, Indians have changed, values have changed, attitude, approach, goals and missions have changed but those who play the CASTE CARD has yet to change!