Spate of Killings Shows Honor Violence is a Worldwide Problem

Rabia Bibi, in Pakistan, suffered 70% burns after her father and uncle threw acid on her. They objected to her choice of husband, her cousin Jaffar, with whom she eloped after divorcing her first husband, another cousin, Nazakat.

Although a local council of village elders (panchayat) approved the match, her family did not agree. They attempted to blame the murder on Jaffar, but a police investigation revealed the culprits.

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