Karo Kari : the murder of honour in Sindh Pakistan : an ethnographic study

BHANBHRO, Sadiq, WASSAN, M Rafique, SHAH, Muhbat, TALPUR, Ashfaq A and WASSAN, Aijaz Ali (2013). Karo Kari : the murder of honour in Sindh Pakistan : an ethnographic study. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 3 (7), 1467-1484.

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Abstract

This paper aims to discuss the wider context, in which honour murders occur, the social structures which contribute to the occurrence and perpetuation of the practice of honour murders. An ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in Jacobabad Sindh, Pakistan. The study found that honour murders were not solely driven by customs and traditions, but also by a feudal culture, male-dominated social structures, the complicit role of state institutions and law enforcement agencies and a web of vested interests. Therefore, honour murders may be prevented by reducing the influence and interference of feudal lords on state institutions, in particular law enforcement agencies, and by promoting education that challenges a patriarchal and feudal mind-set in the community.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Sadiq Bhanbhro
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 08:36
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 12:58
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7287

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