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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Home Affairs

RA.JYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.340
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 28TH .JULY, 2010/SRAVANA 6, 1932 (SAKA)
Law to Check honour killings

 

340. SHRI .JAI PRAKASH NARAYAN SINGH:

SHRI RA.JEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is considering bringing a law to check '"honour killings" in India;
(b) if so, the details of changes being proposed in Indian Penal Code (CrPC), Indian Evidence Act and Special Marriage Act;
(c) how many cases of "honourkillings·1 have been reported in the country, Statewise, so far; and
(d) the action taken against the culprits in this regard?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI A.JAY MAKEN)

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir .. A proposal is under consideration of the Government .
. . (c & (d): Instances of honour killings have been reported in the media. As 110nour killing is not classified as a separate crime it is treated as murder and, information in this regard is not maintained separately by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB),