India court urges death penalty for honor killings (AP) – 1463th Edition

FILE - In this June 7, 2010, file photo, Ravinder Gehlaut, right, and his wife Shilpa Kadiyan, sit in a relative's house in Sultanpur Dabas village on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, where they were forced to flee for their lives. India's top court has recommended the death penalty for those found guilty of committing so-called 'honor killings,' calling it a barbaric and feudal practice. The Supreme Court on Monday, May 10, 2011, warned that 'people planning to perpetrate honor killings should know that the gallows await them.' (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, File)AP – India’s top court recommended the death penalty for perpetrators of “honor killings,” calling the practice barbaric and feudal in a ruling cheered Tuesday by activists who hope it will inspire opposition to a crime seen as anathema to a democratic nation.

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