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What is the difference between 'Honour killing' and 'Mercy Killing'?

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Asked by Sridhar, 31 Mar '10 07:36 pm
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Honour Killings are done to safeguard the honor of the family,clan,community...where a member or members of the family,clan or community are publically murdered,butchered to uphold the honor of the family,clan or community.
The perceived dishonor can be brought about due to reasons as petty as defying the dress code,a girl talking to a boy in a public place,a girl using a mobile phone(in Turkey,a 15 years old girl was buried alive for this very 'crime')...marrying without the consent of the family,marrying in other caste than ones own,indulging in Se*xual acts,which are illicit or incestuous....even practicing witchcraft has been cited as a reason for these heinous murders.A lot many countries,especially the Asian and African countries indulge in these criminal offences.Mostly women are targeted by the male members,apart from the males,who are condemned and brutally slaughtered for most fickle reasons.
Mercy Killing or euthanasia is "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the exp ...more
Answered by shintsie, 31 Mar '10 08:03 pm

 
  
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Honour killings are executions done for instances of rape, infidelity, flirting or any other instance perceived as disgracingthe family's honour, and the woman is then killed by a male relative to restore thefamily's name in the community. Mercy killing or Euthanasia is nothing but thepractice of killing a person or animal,in a painless or minimally painful way,for merciful reasons,usually to end suffering of a patient before death.
Answered by Padma Pillai, 31 Mar '10 07:48 pm

 
  
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Sati has occurred in modern times in Northern India as recently as the 1990s. Sati still occurs occasionally, mostly in rural areas. About 40 cases have occurred in India since independence in 1947, the majority taking place in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan.

A well documented case from 1987 was that of Roop Kanwar.[34] In response to this incident, additional legislation against the practice was passed, first by the state government of Rajasthan, then by the central government of India. On 18 May 2006, Vidyawati, a 35-year-old woman jumped into the blazing funeral pyre of her husband in Rari-Bujurg Village, Fatehpur district in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Police debated whether this was voluntary "sati", or forced.[35] On 21 August 2006, Janakrani, a 40-year-old woman, was burnt to death on the funeral pyre of her husband Prem Narayan in Sagar district.[36] While government investigators described her death as voluntary, a magisterial inquiry was ordered to investigate possible ...more
Answered by SHERKHAN, 31 Mar '10 10:48 pm

 
  
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Killing to killing voh chahe jaisi bhee ho.
Answered by jagdis, 31 Mar '10 07:44 pm

 
  
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Honor killing: "Abuses like these are not exclusive to Islam but in no other culture these days are they actually upheld by authorities citing formal tenets of justice".
Mercy killing is defined as the killing of one person by another. The victim of mercy killing is normally in the vegetable state or has an injury or illness that cannot be cured, as it is usually in its last stage. The victim experiences immensely painful last days just before his or her death. For a voluntary case of mercy killing to take place, the killer must first obtain the consent of the victim.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 31 Mar '10 07:40 pm

 
  
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I know honour kicking, thats what they did for Saurav Ganguly
Answered by ajooba, 31 Mar '10 07:37 pm

 
  
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