According to statistics from the United Nations, one in five cases of honour killing internationally every year comes from India. Of the 5000 cases reported internationally, 1000 are from India. Non-governmental organisations put the number at four times this figure. They claim it is around 20,000 cases globally every year.
While traditionally occuring in villages and smaller towns in India, the cases of ‘honour killing’ have been on the rise and are reported sporadically in the media
Many legal reforms have been made to stop this heinous crime from occurring , but until and unless we change the mindset of people, very little will change, … Love is the purest emotion there is in this world, it should be celebrated not shunned.