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Punishment of Love marriage in Pakistan

Posted by sadiahaidarig on May 28, 2014


A 25-year-old Pakistani women, Farzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her family outside the Lahore High Court in Punjab province in a so-called “honour” killing for marrying the man she loved, according to police.

25 years frzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her father for her love marriage in Lahore.

25 years frzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her father for her love marriage in Lahore.


She was waiting for the High Court in Lahore to open when a group of around dozen men began attacking her with bricks, said Umer Cheema, a senior police officer.
Her father, two brothers and former fiance were among the attackers, he said. Iqbal suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital, police said.
All the suspects except her father escaped. He admitted killing his daughter, Cheema said, and explained it was a matter of honour.
Cheema said Farzana had been engaged to her cousin but married another man. Her family registered a kidnapping case against him but Farzana had come to court to argue that she had married of her own free will, he said.
Arranged marriages are the norm among conservative Pakistanis, who view marriage for love as a transgression.
Around 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in honour killings, according to Pakistani rights group the Aurat Foundation.
The true figure is probably many times higher since the Aurat Foundation only compiles figures from newspaper reports. The government does not compile national statistics.

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