Centre seeks report from Uttar Pradesh over ‘honour killing’
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The Centre on Tuesday said that it was seriously considering a Constitution amendment to deal with honour killings, as it sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the murder of a man featured in Aamir Khan's show on the problem.
Minister of State for Home R P N Singh described as "unfortunate" the suspected honour killing of 29-year-old Abdul Hakim, who was shot dead in Bulandshahr last Thursday. Hakim (29) and his wife Mahvish had participated in the honour killing episode of Khan's show 'Satyamev Jayate'. Mahvish has alleged that her family members were behind the death of her husband. Mahvish eloped with Hakim in October 2010 after which the couple got married and were staying in Delhi following opposition from the man's family, according to the police.
BSP chief Mayawati accused the SP government of mishandling the case while BJP leader Smriti Irani spoke of the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
"We have already asked the state government to send us details of the killing that has taken place. This is something that the government has taken seriously. What has happened in UP is unfortunate. We are still waiting for details from the UP government," R P N Singh told reporters in New Delhi.
Aamir Khan termed the killing as sad. "Law alone is not sufficient to curb honour killings. What is needed is a change in the mindset of the people," the actor said in Meerut.