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Saturday, July 03, 2010 07:54:40 PM, Agencies
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Lucknow: Honour killings are wide-spread in Uttar Pradesh though reported just from the western districts of the state, an NGO in a report claimed here today.
AALI (Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiative), an NGO working for women's rights, in a report claimed in 2009, there were 79 honour killings in the state, out of which only 14 were reported from the western districts (which is considered to be the influence areas of Khap panchayat).
Of the 36 killings between January and March this year only 7 took place in the western parts, the report said.
Young couples, who have chosen their partners themselves, have also been killed in central and eastern UP districts like Lucknow, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Agra, Ghaziabad, Shrawasti, Barabanki, Rae Bareli, Etah, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Basti, Rampur, Farrukhabad, Lakhimpur Kheri, Kanpur and Mainpuri, it claimed.
Earlier, another NGO 'Shakti Vahini' had expressed grave concern over the recent spurt of honour killings carried out at the instance of khap panchayats. The NGO complained that though there was a spurt in such killings in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Haryana and neither the Centre nor the state governments were taking steps to curb the menace due to "vote-bank politics."
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