The Punjab and Haryana High Court has exhorted the Haryana Government to bring in a legislation to tackle Honour killing crimes. Justice K. Kannan, referring to the Maharashtra legislation in this regard viz. Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016 and the Madras High Court judgment, said that law as an instrument of social engineering should be used to trigger social reform and stem the rot of social evils.
The Court also asked the state to include following suggestions in the legislation
The Court also added “Any public spirited person may approach this Court if the State is found lacking in the initiative to put an end to the festering problems of honour killings and elicit from the State appropriate response for the suggestions given in this case through this order and earlier on.”
Read the Judgment here.