UPA govt eyes Constitutional amendment sword to slay the 'honour killings' monster

Honour killing

Aamir Khan termed the killing as a sad incident.

"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.

Recalling their interview taken at the time of the TV show, Khan said the couple had expressed apprehensions about their murder.

The actor also offered to provide the tapes of the couple's interview for the show to the police for investigation.

Woman in honour killing case getting threats

The wife of the man who was murdered in a suspected honour killing case in Uttar Pradesh today claimed she was receiving threats to her life from some unknown people.

Mahvish, who along with her 29-year-old husband Abdul Hakim(29) had participated in Aamir Khan's show on honour killing, claimed that a Rs 50,000 cash reward was also announced for her killing. The gunning down of Hakim in Bulandshahr last Thursday has sparked an outrage.

"I still have unknown people threatening me, they are saying that if we have to go to jail then why not commit a few more murders and go," she told reporters.

"When we went out they announced a prize money of Rs 50,000 on us and later started getting threat calls," she said, adding, "they are sending messages to me through others, saying that the killers are still free..."

Police have claimed that the murder of Hakim was not a case of honour killing.

Members of women organisations after visiting Mahwish demanded adequate security cover for her and action against the accused.

A member of the National Commission for Women (NCW), who had visited the family, said that Mehwish and her daughter needed more security than what was being provided at present.

"She has been given nominal protection. Just two unarmed female constables is not proper protection," NCW member Samina Shafi said.

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