Media can weigh some of the terms it uses, so can the government authorities that deal with criminal cases, especially murder. Now, where does “honour” fit in when someone kills his child or his/her spouse because they are from different religion or caste? You can call it “blind superstition” but it ain’t honour sir or madam! It just is not honour!
There is nothing honourable in chasing a young couple, harassing them, luring them or tracking them to their death just because they married out of love and married someone you detested. You don’t own their life! They have absolute right to do what they can all you can do is banish them from your home.
If people start treating these murders like witch hunt, I wonder how many people will feel good about them in future, I don’t see any difference between them. I just miss the “honour” part in this butchering of one’s own sister/daughter with utmost monstrosity.
My mother was against inter caste, inter religious marriages but she never said that she will kill her children if they did so, or disown them. She only grumbled (very meanly) when we joked that we will.
AUTHOR’S HUMBLE WORDS: Well pedagogy in rude translates to preaching, and that will be the topic of these blogs mostly. Hope you won’t hate them!