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Family suspected of electrocuting Pakistani bride

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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Family suspected of electrocuting Pakistani bride


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She had reportedly married a man against the wishes of her relatives.

MULTAN, Pakistan — Relatives of a young woman in eastern Pakistan are suspected of electrocuting her for marrying a man against their wishes, a punishment reportedly ordered by a village council for dishonoring her family, police said Sunday.
So-called honor killings are a widespread problem in Pakistan, where women are often murdered by their relatives for marriages not approved by family or for allegedly having sexual relations out of wedlock.
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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Police arrested 21-year-old Saima Bibi's father and three of her uncles Sunday, a day after authorities seized her body, which showed signs of having been electrocuted, said Afzal Lodhi, a police official in Bahawalpur district in eastern Punjab province where the death occurred.

"She has torture marks and burns on various parts of her body," said Lodhi.

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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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what religious sect believes in honor killings? Islam isnt it? Im tired of hearing about these stories, too bad there is nothing an individual can do. the family members who participated should be put to death.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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No it's not Islam. To kill someone unjustly is prohibited in Islam, which is what has been done in the story.

Murder because she married someone the parents didn't want her to marry



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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So what is a "village council"? They recomended the electrocution. Shouldn't they have some liability? That the police arrested the family members means their are laws against this; and yet there is a respected council that recomends such things.

A confused society to say the least. There does not seem to be an over-riding sense of right and wrong. Certainly "honour" is grossly misunderstood by these backwards people.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by Reprobation
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No it's not Islam. To kill someone unjustly is prohibited in Islam, which is what has been done in the story.

Murder because she married someone the parents didn't want her to marry



actually it is Islam




To kill someone unjustly is prohibited in Islam


Islam does welcome Family killing Honor, it doesn't matter if your defending Islam with all of your might.



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