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Honor killing in Georgia

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A Clayton County man faces murder charges in the strangulation death of his 25-year-old daughter early Sunday over what police said was her desire to end an arranged marriage.

Chaudhry Rashad, 54, apparently became angry during an argument in which the victim, Sandela Kanwal, told him she wanted out of the marriage, Clayton police spokesman Timothy Owens said.

The father and daughter are both of Pakistani origin.

From FOX Atlanta: this is the father-killer:

Related: Pakistan is trying to stop honor killings:

Pakistan’s last government had introduced three laws for safeguarding the rights of women and aimed at curbing the practice of honour killing and inhuman customs of swara and vani (giving away small girls to settle family disputes), allowing bail to women in most of the offences and amending the Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance so as to stop its misuse.

The women from tribal areas from the North have still been deprived of these rights.

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Written by Claudia

July 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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  1. Too bad the reporter didn’t call it what it is.

    Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
    “Reclaiming Honor in Jordan”


    July 7, 2008 at 7:07 pm

  2. I agree completely. But that wouldn’t be politically correct…


    July 7, 2008 at 9:22 pm

  3. […] “The family was very stressed” July 9, 2008 Posted by blogfreeworld in Islamism, Religion, society. Tags: honor killing, Pakistani American Community of Atlanta, Sandela Kanwal, Shahid Malik, USA trackback This is what Shahid Malik of the Pakistani American Community of Atlanta has said about the honor killing of Sandela Kanwal by her own father, Chaudhry Rashad. […]

  4. Honor killings: latest cases…

    On recent days, several news about honor killings have been known. The first took place in Georgia, where a man of Pakistani origins, Chaudhry Rashad, 54, apparently became angry with the victim, his own daughter, 25-years-old Sandela Kanwal, and stran…


    July 9, 2008 at 8:19 pm

  5. […] the police that “he was innocent” and as ever does not mention at all that it was an honor […]

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