Saturday, December 15, 2007

Taking A Stand

Taking A Stand, on BBC Radio 4, did a piece on the (dis)honor killing of Surjit Athwal who was killed by her husband and mother-in-law. It's a heart-breaking story...
Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in. When Surjit Athwal failed to return from a holiday in the Punjab, her brother Jagdeesh Singh was convinced that something terrible had happened. Eventually he discovered that his sister had been murdered in a so-called honour killing after her in-laws discovered that she planned to divorce her husband. Jagdeesh recounts his nine-year struggle to bring Surjit's killers to justice.
Listen here.

You can read more about this case here and here.

To read more about honor killings, see this link.

2 comments:

For All Women Foundation said...

Thank you for posting about this subject, Simran.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

Simran Kaur said...

Ellen, thank you for your note and for the work you do. I am looking forward to reading your book.

In solidarity.