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In a patriarchal society, the purity of caste, class and religion is rigidly maintained by controlling the sexual agency of women, even 'punishable' by murder: honour killing.
The Qandeel Baloch 'honour killing' had shocked the subcontinent - her parents recently appealed to the court to spare their sons accused of murdering her under the earlier 'pardon' law.
“You were ruining our family reputation. Living in with a man, without getting married. Oh, and the clothes you were wearing when we met that day in the city, so tight, so short.
The news of two honour killings in Telangana scares young lover Kavitha. Will these brutal acts by parents stop young people in their quest for freedom?
After the murder of a young Dalit man, Pranay in Miryalaguda, there emerges another horrific attempted murder by a father in Hyderabad trying to kill his own daughter for marrying outside their caste.
Tritha Sinha and Ritika Singh create music about gender issues in India, and their new, gut-wrenching video 'Zindagi Bitani (A life spent...)' is about forced marriages and honour killing.
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