356 honour killing cases reported in 2014-16: Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

The ministry has advised all states about the preventive, remedial and punitive measures to be implemented to address the issues related to honour crimes.

Published: 31st July 2018 08:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2018 08:07 PM   |  A+A-

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir. (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: As many as 356 cases of honour killings were reported in the country between 2014-16, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, in a written reply, said the ministry has advised all states about the preventive, remedial and punitive measures to be implemented to address the issues related to honour crimes.

According to the latest published information available with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 28 cases, with honour killing as the motive, were reported in the country in 2014, 251 cases in 2015 and 77 cases in 2016, he said.

These include cases registered under section 302 (murder) and section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC, he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp