“Karo-kari” is honor killing. We will be told yet again that this has nothing to do with Islam, yet in many Muslim countries penalties for honor killings are less than for other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted any change to this. “Karo-kari: Man kills 55-yr-old mother for “˜affair,– from Pakistan’s Express Tribune, February 22 (thanks to Mehreen):
SUKKUR: An elderly woman was gunned down by her son on the pretext of karo-kari in Hajano village on Sunday night. Later, the accused surrendered before the police.
Begum Khatoon, 55, wife of Dhani Bux Lohar, was sleeping when her 25-year-old son, Hussain Bux Lohar, shot her. Hussain and his friends later threw her body into Sherkot Shakh, situated 50 metres away from the village. The victim’s husband had gone to the fields.
Hussain suspected his mother was having an affair with a man named Gulzar Jaffery. Lakhi Ghulam Shah police sent the body to Lakhi Ghulam Shah hospital for an autopsy. The victim’s brother, Mehram Ali Lohar, has lodged an FIR No. 07/2011 against his nephew and two other accomplices.
Speaking from his jail cell, Hussain said, “I don’t have any regrets for killing my mother because she was kari and deserved punishment”. “I am a “˜ghairatmand” person and will not spare the karo, once I am out of the lock-up.”