To eradicate the evil of Honour Killing, the Madras High Court, has directed the state to create special cells in every district to receive petitions/complaints of harassment of and threat to couples of intercaste marriage.
These directions were made in a petition which was filed by a person belonging to the Scheduled Caste, who married a girl belonging to the upper caste, on account of which both of them were hounded and the girl eventually killed. The writ petition was disposed in November 2014. It had again come up for further consideration as the Inspector General of Police filed before the Court a report indicating the lapses on the part of the police officers and the officers who are responsible for such lapses in the matter.
The court said that directions similar to those issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Manmeet Singh vs. State of Haryana may be essential to eradicate the evil of honour killing and issued the following directions.