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‘Honour killings, domestic disputes claim 720 lives in Sindh’

Honour killings and domestic disputes claimed lives of 605 women and 115 men in Sindh in 2011.

According to study conducted by Research and Development for Human Resources (RDHR) Women Rights Cell, 284 women were killed in the name of honour killing and 321 women over domestic matters.

According to a report, 22 women in the name of honour and 17 women over domestic matters were killed in January; 21 and 20 in February; 26 and 23 in March; 26 and 22 in May; 29 and 44 in June; 34 and 21 women in July; 24 and 32 in August; 21 and 24 in September; 22 and 34 in October, 12 and 31 in November, while 15 and 20 women were killed in the name of honour and domestic disputes respectively in December.

According to a report, 115 men were also killed in the name of honour killing.

According to statistics, 12 men fell victim in January, 11 in February, 05 in March, 12 in April, 17 in May, 08 in June, 11 in July, 06 in August, 07 in September, 14 in October, 08 in November while 04 in December, 2011.

Chairman of RDHR, Maqbool Mallah and In-Charge of women Media Cell, Afsheen Memon has regretted on the killing of innocent women and men in the name of honour killing in Sindh.

They have demanded the implementation of law to stop violence against women.

Source: Business Recorder