The couple had fled in order to get married, but the girl’s family lured them back.
This is an Islamic phenomenon, and can only be stopped if it is confronted as such. Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.
The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
Bulandshahr: Despite the laws passed by the government, cases of honor killing are not ready to stop in the country. Every now and then, we hear 2-3 cases related to honor killing. As per reports, another incident has been reported from Bulandshahr where a Muslim boy was killed by the family members of a Muslim girl because the two of them were in love with each other. Also, the girl has gone missing.
Reports suggest that the girl had fled with the boy in order to get married because they knew that their family members would never accept their relation. However, when the girl’s parents came to know about it, they contacted their daughter and asked her to come back with the boy.
The parents comforted their daughter by saying that once she is back, they would let her marry the boy she was in love with. However, they defied her trust by killing the boy at the time of marriage.
The boy was beheaded by the members of the girl’s family. As of now, the police is interrogating into the matter.