Friday, May 23, 2008

Obituary-The Girl who loved Life!

So what if the uncontrollable male libido has to satisfy his sexual needs with his colleague, so what if he is indulging in his fantasies of sleeping with more than one woman....the daughter be damned and murdered in cold blood if she is found to be doing the same……and people should name it as honor killing!!!!

What kind of honor? And whose honor are we talking about?

This is no honor killing, this is the most gruesome and heinous crime ever committed. A doctor slitting her own daughter’s throat with the utmost clinical precision, after banging her head against the wall, (and claiming that he did so because she was seen in an unobjectionable (but NOT “compromising”) position with her servant who is 45 years old), is not honor killing. The poor girl discovered her father escapades, strongly protested, and had to face his wrath. Didn’t his hand tremble? To make sure it didn’t the SOB had consumed whiskey. And what kind of mothers we have these days who let it all happen while being in the bedroom next door. And even if the girl were sleeping (though the postmortem report found no evidence of sexual act), on what moral grounds can the father take away his own daughter’s life, when he himself brings home other women to sleep with him? What kind of parents were they?
The 14 year old girl loved life, dance and music, was a regular teenager who also excelled in academics. She had enough and more friends to become close to than a household servant who was probably his father’s age. Even if she became ‘close’ (as claimed by the criminal father) to the servant on account of her father’s extramarital affair, the father should have taken precautions to prevent it further. If she were found guilty of something inappropriate, there were thousand and one ways of dealing it but the murder!
And the people call it honor killing. What kind of crooked mentality do we have? It’s all ok if man sleeps, but not ok for a woman to do so. Why are we pretending to be modern and educated when we still blindly abide by the “dark age” norms? Why is a woman still an object? Why can’t women like the murdered girl’s mom resist their husbands, when they know their husbands are doing wrong? What kind of mother was she to let her husband kill their own daughter? Was it all in the name of family honor?
To call it an honor killing is as heinous as the crime itself.


Ellen said...

Based on the publicly available information thus far, it is really difficult to determine whether the Talwar case is a dishonor killings case.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

A Girl from Timbuktu said...

@Ellen: True, the case is getting murkier by the day. Hopefully the justice is done.

Anonymous said...

The STOP HONORCIDE! campaign was launched on Mother's Day 2008. The goal of the campaign is to prosecute honorcides to the fullest extent of the law. We want honorcide to be classified as a hate crime and we advocate for every existing hate crime legislation to be amended to include honorcide.